Western Star and Freightliner trucks recalled over steer axle issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 1,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks for an issue dealing with the steer axle.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the steer axle spindle nut snap-ring locking feature may be incorrectly installed or missing from the left spindle nut at the spindle. This can cause wheel-end failure and potentially a wheel-off/separation condition, increasing the risk of crash.

The recall affects more than 1,400 trucks of various models: