PORTLAND — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has issued a recall for more than 105,000 2019-21 Freightliner Classic Cascadia and Freightliner Cascadia trucks for insufficiently tightened drag link taper joints, according to a news release from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If these joints come loose, drivers could lose all steering control, the news release said. Owner-operators are urged to call the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov for more information. Calls may also be made to DTNA at 800-547-0712.
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Truly interesting that the price of used trucks has skyrocketed. Primarily because of the shortage of trips to put in the newer trucks. But I think once again it underlines the fact that we allowed our dependency on chip manufacturing which started in this country to be outsourced to foreign governments and foreign companies. We As Americans should keep certain industries here so that we don’t have forced shortages like the availability of Class 8 trucks.
I think the main problem is it’s now quantity more than quality, outsourcing assembly jobs to China,Japan,and Mexico to get an inferior truck,such as these 2020 Freightliner Cascadia,my truck has been in and out of the shop quite a bit for software issues,when are we going to learn,Made In America