Transport Canada issues latest recalls

OTTAWA, Ont. – Several 1999 International models, selected Freightliner Century Class trucks and Peterbilt 387 brake pedals are among the latest vehicle recalls posted by Transport Canada.

For Navistar, 200 1999 International 2574, 2674, 5000, 8100, 9100, 9100i, 9200i, 9200, 9400, 9400i, 9800, 9900 and 9900i trucks with Bendix antilock traction relay valves are being recalled because the valves were incorrectly assembled. An extra check valve won’t allow the traction control system to properly function.

When the system detects a traction control event, the defective valve can cause the rear brakes to apply and not release until the air system pressure is depleted, Transport Canada says.

Vehicles will be inspected and defective valves will be replaced.

A recall of 129 1998-99 Freightliner Century Class trucks involves tie rod ends that may fracture due to low-stress, high-cycle, reversed bending fatigue, caused by system resonance.

In the worst case scenerio, the end result of such a fracture could be lost steering control, according to Transport Canada. To alleviate the situation, the tie rod ends and tube assembly must be replaced with tie rod ends of a higher strength material specification.

Seventeen 1998-99 Peterbilt 387 tractors are being recalled because throttle pedals and brake pedals could interfere with each other. The interference could require more pedal effort and/or a delayed release of brakes.

ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE POSTED BY TRANSPORT CANADA, THE THROTTLE BRACKET MUST BE REPLACED WITH A DESIGN THAT OFFERS SUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE PEDALS. N

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