FL955 – Tie Rod Clamps Failure – 2023 Western Star 4700, 4900, 49X, 6900, & Freightliner 114SD

September 28, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V722000

Tie Rod Clamps Failure

Tie rod separation can result in a sudden loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V722

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America, LLC


Potential Number of Units Affected 36



Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2023 Western Star 4700, 4900, 49X, 6900, and Freightliner 114SD vehicles. The tie rod clamps may have been improperly heat-treated, causing them to crack and allowing the tie rods to separate.



Dealers will replace the tie rod clamps, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 27, 2022. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL955.



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.nhtsa.gov.


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Chronology :

Meritor, Inc. informed DTNA on September 7, 2022 that cracking in 2 tie rod clamps had been discovered on their manufacturing line and that they had contained the issue to a certain affected population. DTNA promptly began an investigation of the potential severity of the issue and the population. That investigation did not find any field reports, warranty claims, accidents nor injuries related to the issue. After evaluating the population based upon information from Meritor, DTNA expanded its search to look for other possible vehicles with tie rod clamp cracking issues that supplier Meritor possibly missed; that investigation found no such vehicles. On September 22nd, 2022, in an abundance of caution, DTNA decided to conduct a safety recall on the initially suggested population.


5 Affected Products


WESTERN STAR 4700 2023
WESTERN STAR 4900 2023
WESTERN STAR 6900 2023


3 Associated Documents

Defect Information Report

RMISC-22V722-0299.pdf 731.964KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V722-5741.PDF 215.895KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V722-2405.pdf 645.233KB



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