Recall report: Fluid leak, faulty axle bearing drive week's biggest recalls

Safety Recalls

The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2014-2019 Freightliner Business Class M2 vehicles. The retaining clip that connects the transmission oil cooler line to the in-tank oil cooler may fail, possibly resulting in a transmission fluid leak. If a rapid loss of transmission fluid occurs while driving, it could result in a road hazard for other motorists, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 15,835 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • PJ Trailers is recalling certain 2021 C4, U8, UL, U6, and UC trailers equipped with axles that may have missing inner bearings. A missing inner bearing can cause excessive vibration, which over time could result in wheel separation, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 405 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Trail King Industries is recalling certain 2019-2021 TKHDG, TKAMG, TKAHG, TKHG, TKMG, TKMB, and TKLPSD trailers equipped with disc brakes and a yoke-type suspension. Sealant may be missing on the disc brake chamber extension tube on the front axle, possibly allowing water intrusion which can cause corrosion or freezing of the brake caliper mechanism. If the disc brake's caliper mechanism corrodes or freezes, it can reduce front braking effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 47 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2022 VNL vehicles equipped with Cummins X15 diesel engines. The capscrews that attach the flywheel to the crankshaft may have been improperly torqued, allowing the flywheel to detach. A detached flywheel can cause loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, driveline pieces may be ejected from the engine compartment, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially two vehicles are affected by this recall.
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