April 12, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT

DTNA to Recall More Than 7,000 Western Star Trucks

Wiring Issue May Increase Risk of Fire, Company Says

Daimler Trucks North America will conduct a voluntary safety recall on up to 7,128 Western Star trucks over wiring issues that could increase the risk of fire.

The recall is expected to begin May 21, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall covers certain 2017-2019 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. The affected trucks have a power stud that passes through the bulkhead. This power stud may contact the bulkhead and result in an electrical arc, which can increase the risk of fire, according to the Portland, Ore.-based company.

DTNA will notify owners and dealers will inspect the power stud for the proper clearance to the bulkhead and replace it for free if necessary. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at (800) 547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-766.