Front brake hose chafing may causing air loss, possibly reducing braking effectiveness and increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V351000
Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number of Units Affected 581
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2012-2019 Western Star 4900 trucks built with Lowmax hoods and disc brakes. There may be insufficient clearance between the front brake hose and the hood resulting in the brake hose being chafed.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle brake hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 27, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-773.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.