Daimler Trucks North America recalls 18,000 Cascadia tractors for brake caliper issue

   Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling 18,105 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles for a brake caliper mounting bolt issue, the company informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in a letter dated July 17, 2018.
   According to the letter, certain Cascadia models have brake caliper mounting bolts that may not have been properly tightened, which could result in the caliper detaching. In this situation, DTNA said, the vehicle would suffer from reduced braking performance.
   The company plans to notify owners beginning Aug. 13, 2018, to schedule a time of the affected vehicles to be inspected by a dealer. Dealers will tighten the bolts, as necessary, free of charge.
   Vehicle owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. The recall reference number is FL-775. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov for more information.