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International Recalls 18,000 Trucks

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On: Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 5:08PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


International Recalls 18,000 Trucks

Unfortunately for truck drivers, passengers, children, parents, and everyone else that happens to be on the road with one of the 18,959 International trucks that were made with a faulty Bendix ATR-6 traction relay valve - potentially unfortunate anyway. In extreme cold, valves can leak which can result in constant brake application. If the brakes are constantly applied, they may overheat and cause a fire, or cause a loss of control to the vehicle. The continued application of the brakes may also not cause the tail lamps to light up, potentially cause an accident due to other driver's inability to realize the trucks may be slowing down. A total of eleven International models have been affected by this recall (this same valve also caused a recall of 15,000 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks recently).

Read on for the full list of models ...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
IC Bus / HC2012
International / 92002012-2013
International / 94002012-2013
International / 98002012-2013
International / 99002013
International / Durastar2012-2013
International / Lonestar2012-2013
International / Paystar2012-2013
International / Prostar2012-2013
International / Transtar2012-2013
International / Workstar2012-2013
Manufacturer:Navistar, INC
Mfr's Report Date:Feb 08, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V052000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Service Brakes, Air: Supply: Check Valve
Potential Number of Units Affected:18,959

Summary:

Navistar is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 IC Bus HC and International 9400 and certain model year 2011 through 2013 International Durastar, Paystar, Workstar, Transtar, Lonestar, Prostar, 9200, and 9800, and certain model year 2013 International 9900, vehicles, manufactured from December 2, 2010, through January 26, 2012, and equipped with Bendix atr-6 traction relay valves. In extremely cold conditions, these Bendix relay valves may potentially develop internal leakage. Internal leakage can lead to air pressure being delivered to affected primary or secondary brakes causing continuous brake application.

Consequence:

Unexpected continuous brake application can cause the brakes to overheat and lead to a fire. Unexpected continuous brake application can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Also, the brakes may be applied without illuminating the brake lights, failing to give proper warning to other drivers.

Remedy:

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will provide a temporary repair until Bendix develops a permanent remedy. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 6, 2012. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-800-448-7825.

Notes:

Navistar's recall number is 12502. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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Sami18 | 12:13PM (Tue, Feb 21, 2012)

These recalls are no joke and this one says the recall is going to start in April. What are they thinking?


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Stephy21 | 12:27PM (Tue, Feb 21, 2012)

If trucks have already been affected by this recall why would they put it off for almost 2 more months lets get it fixed.



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