WASHINGTON — More than 7,000 Western Star tractors built between 2017-19 are being recalled due to a potential fire hazard.
According to a safety recall report from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, the recall affects Wester Star models 4900, 4700 and 5700.
“On certain Western Star vehicles built with a pass-through power stud and attached foam gasket seal mounted through the bulkhead, in certain instances, a potential exists for contact between the power stud and bulkhead resulting in potential arcing,” the report states.
“Arching of a power cable between the stud and bulkhead could increase the risk of a fire.”
The recall report notes that the studs will be replaced by authorized service facilities.
Details of the reimbursement plan will be included in the owner’s notification letter.
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