Daimler Truck issues recall for 1141 trucks across three model ranges

Daimler Truck Australia has issued recall notices for 995 Freightliner Cascadia models produced between 2019-2022; and 146 Fuso Fighter and Shogun models manufactured in 2022.

Due to a manufacturing defect on the Cascadia, Daimler Trucks says certain vehicles may develop a fracture to the mounting bracket at the base of the seat. As a result, the seat base may shift within the seat suspension frame.

“If the vehicle is involved in an accident, this defect may result in the driver being seriously injured,” said Daimler Trucks.

In the recall notice for the Fuso Fighters and Shoguns, the cab mounting brackets have not been tightened to the designated torque, which could cause the cab lock down mechanism to become loose. “If the cab lock down mechanism becomes loose, the cab will become insecure,” said Daimler Trucks.

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their authorised Daimler Commercial Vehicle Dealership to make arrangements to have the work carried out as soon as possible, free of charge.

A list of VIN numbers for affected Cascadias can be found here; and a list of VIN numbers for affected Fighters and Shogun can be found here.

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