Daimler Trucks North America has announced a recall foir nearly 55,000 Freightliner trucks to address separate issues with the ignition control unit and steering assembly.
The ignition control unit issue apparently affects 45,667 Freightliner Cascadia 2017-2019 model year trucks.
It seems like a fairly mundane recall with some trucks having an ignition control unit may not perform certain bulb checks if the vehicle is quickly turned from on to off and on again. Bulb checks for the anti-lock brake system and electronic stability control are required by US transport law to alert the driver in the event of a malfunction.
DTNA says the units will be reprogramed and tested by dealers and will begin the recall next month.
In a second recall DTNA is recalling smaller 2018-2019 Freightliner Business Class M2 trucks for a possible steering defect and only affects 9,093 trucks.
In some trucks the steering shaft may have been installed incorrectly. If the steering shaft was installed incorrectly it could result in loss of steering control and could be at an increased risk of crash.