Western Star Trucks - Western Star DENNIS EAGLE

recall information

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make and model information

Western Star
Affected units

What are the defects?

A certain number of Dennis Eagle 8x4 tandem steer vehicles may have been fitted with a steering pitman arm that was not manufactured to the correct specification. The manufacturing error could compromise the attachment of the steering linkages for the second steer axle to the pitman arm.

What are the hazards?

If failure of one of the steering linkage attachments occurs, loss of steering control of the second axle can result. This condition may potentially result in loss of control of the steering of the vehicle, potentially causing an accident.

What should consumers do?

Letters are being sent to affected owners.

To rectify this concern, WSTA are supplying spacer components to compensate for the manufacturing error. Replacement steering arms will be supplied when available under a separate service campaign.
Supplier details
Western Star Trucks

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.