Only four recalls to report on this month, three from Daimler and one from Navistar:
Daimler Trucks (DTNA) is recalling (NHTSA #12V-137) certain 2012 and 2013 Business Class M2 vehicles and some 2013 108SD and 114SD vehicles.
Certain Property Class 04 steering wheel nuts with incompletely formed threads were supplied to DTNA in lieu of the specified Property Class 05 nuts. The steering wheel nuts supplied may not provide the clamp load required to fully seat the steering wheel onto the steering shaft when tightened to the specified torque.
DTNA will notify owners, and affected vehicles will have a new steering wheel nut installed by authorized service facilities free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA at 800 547 0712. DTNA's recall campaign number is FL-623.
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2012 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4900 vehicles.
These vehicles may be quipped with a certain national seat brand driver's seats. These seat bases may have out of specification welds that may allow the sea to buckle unexpectedly.
DTNA will notify owners, and affected vehicles will have replacement components installed by authorized service facilities free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA at 800 547 0712. DTNA's recall campaign number is FL-624.
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DTNA is recalling (12V-178) certain 2012 and 2013 Freightliner 108SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia and Concordia vehicles equipped with a Haldex quick release valve. The quick release valve cover may not be correctly manufactured, allowing the cover to become separated from the valve body. If the cover separates from the valve body, the front brakes may not function.
DTNA will notify owners, and where necessary, the quick release valve will be replaced by authorized service facilities free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA at 800 547 0712. DTNA's recall campaign number is FL-625.
Navistar is recalling (12V-170) certain 2012 TerraStar trucks equipped with a Sheppard M83 steering gear (feature code 05PSN). The fastener attaching the pitman arm to the steering gear may have been overtightened. As a result, the securing bolt may fail and the pitman arm may separate from the steering gear.
Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pitman arm fasteners. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall campaign was to start on or about June 15, 2012. Owners may contact Navistar at 800 448 7825. Navistar's campaign number is 12514.
While we didn't get the storms that Bill and his neighbors did, it's still been plenty hot here this holiday week. Today it's 103. But we're supposed to get a break beginning tonight and lasting all next week. Still beats shoveling! Stay cool, any way you can. – Sam
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