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March 6, 2012 12:00 PM, EST
Daimler Recalling 110,000 Trucks

The National Highway Safety Administration said Daimler Trucks North America told the agency it is recalling more than 110,000 trucks because of potentially damaged engine fuel lines.

Daimler said the recall involves 110,411 Freightliner, Sterling, and Western Star vehicles manufactured between Jan. 20, 2006 and Feb. 20, 2012 with Detroit DD13 and DD15/16 engines.

 “The fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire,” Jennifer Timian, chief of NHTSA’s recall manager division, said in a letter to Daimler on Friday.

An additional 428 Detroit DD13 and DD15/16 engines sold to other vehicle manufacturers are included. Daimler officials estimate that less than 1% of that total vehicle and engine population is affected by the reported defect and said there were no related accidents or injuries.

Dealers, distributors, and customers will be notified shortly, and inspection of the support systems and replacement, if required, will be performed at authorized Detroit Diesel repair facilities, Daimler said.

The truck models involved are:

• Freightliner/114SD/2012-2013;

• Freightliner/Business Class M2/2006-2013;

• Freightliner/Cascadia/2006-2013;

• Freightliner/Century/2006-2013;

• Freightliner/Columbia/2006-2013;

• Freightliner/Coronado/2006-2013;

• Sterling/9500/2006-2013;

• Western Star/4700/2012-2013; and

• Western Star/4900/2006-2013.