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July 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V452000
Recovery Tow Hooks may Fail

If the tow hook fails without warning during a recovery operation, the sudden release of the vehicle may increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V452000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,483


Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner Cascadia, M2 Business Class, 114SD, and 122SD trucks, and Western Star 4700 and 5700 trucks. These vehicles have tow hooks used for recovery purposes that may fail during use.


DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle's tow hooks and, depending on their production date codes, will replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 14, 2017. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-742.


Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
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