13 November 2018
Western Star, model years 2016-2018
Daimler Trucks North America have alerted Penske Commercial Vehicles that a defect that relates to motor vehicle safety exists with specific Western Star model vehicles manufactured September 12, 2016, through February 6, 2018. On certain vehicles, the bulkhead pass through power cable stud with an attached gasket seal may not protrude through the bulkhead adequately. If improperly installed, the power cable stud may contact the bulkhead, resulting in potential arcing, which may increase the risk of a fire.
What to do...
There are 42 New Zealand vehicles involved in this campaign. All affected vehicles will require the bulkhead pass through power cable stud to be inspected and replaced as needed. Parts are now available for authorised dealers to order. Advance arrangements are needed for this recall. Contact your authorised dealer to arrange to have your vehicle(s) modified and to have parts ordered prior to your arrival. When you contact your Western Star dealer, refer to campaign number FL766.