Western Star DD15TC engine recall scope widens


Further 2,386 vehicles sold between 2010 and 2016 join recall

Western Star DD15TC engine recall scope widens
The recall on Western Stars with Detroit Diesel engines has expanded

 

The recall affecting Western Star trucks with certain Detroit Diesel engines has expanded to include earlier model years.

The caution on units sold between 2017 and 2019 now includes those sold between 2010 and 2016, adding a further 2,386 vehicles to the recall.

It relates to Western Star Trucks equipped with a DD15TC EPA07/ADR80/03 engines where fuel may leak from the high-pressure fuel rail feed lines.


More on the earlier recall affecting Western Star, here


"If a fuel leak occurs, this may cause a subsequent engine fire, which could result in serious injury to vehicle occupants and other road users," the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reiterates.

Like those in the earlier recall, Western Star owners with vehicles in the affected range of engines identified are advised to contact an authorised dealer to arrange for the replacement of the two high pressure fuel rail feed lines and supporting hardware.

Freightliner trucks with the same engine were also subject to an earlier recall.

A list of VINs is available here

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