Daimler Trucks North America said it was recalling all 110,000 of its 2006-2013 Freightliner, Western
Star and Sterling trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel 13-, 15- and 16-liter engines to fix a defect the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said could cause accidents, fuel leaks and
Daimler reported that the engines pump-to-rail High-Pressure Fuel Line support system is sensitive to assembly torque and may be damaged
during service and maintenance procedures,β Daimler spokeswoman Amy Sills said.
There have been no related accidents or injuries, Sills said. DTNA is implementing a proactive and voluntary safety campaign.
The trucks involved include 95,853 sold in the United States, 13,479 in Canada and 1,079 that were exported, she said.
Company officials estimate that less than 1% of this vehicle and engine population is affected by the reported defect, Sills said.
Daimler also offers heavy-duty engines from independent Cummins Inc. for both its Freightliner and Western Star brands, but none of its engines
was involved in the recall.
Model Years 2006 through 2013 were affected, Sills said.
Sills said the Freightliner models involved were the 114SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia, Century, Columbia and Coronado.