LISLE, IL — Navistar and Autocar are recalling over 500 trucks for various issues.
Navistar is recalling nearly 300 of the following trucks:
- Model year 2013 through 2015 International DuraStar vehicles manufactured November 2012 through December 2013;
- International WorkStar vehicles manufactured December 2012 through January 2014 and 2014 through 2015;
- International TranStar and International ProStar vehicles manufactured January 2013 through February 2014.
The affected vehicles are built with air disc brake feature codes 04WEY, 04WEZ, or 04WZK and may have an incorrect number of bolts mounting the brake caliper to the caliper mounting plate and some of the bolts may be improperly torqued.
If the air disc brake caliper has loose or missing bolts, the air disc brake caliper may come loose from the mounting plate, causing the vehicle to pull left or right while braking and lengthening the distance needed to stop, increasing the risk of a crash.
Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace any missing bolts and check the torque of all of the air disc brake caliper bolts, free of charge. The recall was set to begin this month. Owners may contact Navistar customer service at 1-800-448-7825. Navistar’s number for this recall is 14508.
Autocar is also recalling a little more than 207 model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014 for three separate problems.
During manufacturing, the floor mat may have been captured between the seat brackets and the cab sheet metal at all four connection points. This could cause the torque on the bolts to relax to below the required torque, allowing them to loosen. Loose bolts may allow the seat to move in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.
Autocar’s number for this recall is M-1405.
The second problem is with the bolts securing the brake valve to the cab. These bolts may be below the required torque, which could cause a failure in the connection of the airlines and the brake valve. Low bolt torque may result in a loss of brake line air pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Autocar’s number for this recall is M-1406.
The third Autocar recall involves the bolts that secure the steering column mounting bracket. These bolt could be below the required torque and possibly cause the steering column to come loose. A loose steering column may make it difficult to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Autocar’s number for this recall is M-1407.
Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the three possible problems. All are expected to begin on June 6. Owners may contact Autocar’s customer service at 1-765-489-5499.
Owners of any of these trucks may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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