Daimler Trucks of North America is recalling certain models of their 2013 Freightliner Trucks. There are an estimated 217 trucks of various models included in this recall, which affects Daimler Freightliner Bussiness Class M2, Cascadia, Columbia, Coronado, Custom Chassis XC and Western Star trucks manufactured between April of 2012 and May of 2012 and have been equipped with Detroit Axle brand front axle knuckles. Due to an error in the machining process involving the component’s wheel bearing area , the spindles on these front axle knuckles may fail prematurely, creating a situation in which the front wheels can become separated from the truck, and increasing the likelihood that the vehicle will be involved in a collision that may cause serious injury or death to one or more people involved. This recall has been announced by the manufacturer voluntarily at the request of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and an official recall notice has been posted on the federal auto safety regulation agency’s website. According to this recall notice, Daimler plans to begin notifying consumers in possession of the Freightliner trucks included in this recall of the potential safety issue in the near future. Owners of affected trucks may return them to authorized dealerships, where the affected components will be inspected and, if necessary, replaced by licensed technicians at no additional cost. More information about this and other recalls can be obtained from the NHTSA website.