Daimler Faces Probe Over Faulty Meritor Truck Shafts

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday opened an investigation into the failure of output shafts on certain heavy duty trucks manufactured by a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC.

The agency said Daimler notified its Office of Defects Investigation about a field service campaign covering the replacement of output shafts in the forward-rear axle carrier of certain class 8 vehicles with ArvinMeritor RT series output shaft assemblies.

Those vehicles, made by Freightliner LLC, include Daimler's 2011 Cascadia, Columbia, Coronado and Business Class M2...
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