Daimler recalls more than 7,000 trucks, Navistar more than 500

April 10, 2018

Land Line Staff

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents show that Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar will notify customers and dealers of certain trucks about separate recalls. Daimler’s recall potentially affects more than 7,000 Western Star trucks, whereas Navistar’s recall involves more than 500 International LT trucks.

Daimler is recalling 7,128 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks model year 2017-19, according to a NHTSA safety recall report. This affects certain vehicles built with a pass-through power stud. In affected trucks, “a potential exists for contact between the power stud and bulkhead resulting in potential arcing,” increasing the risk of a fire.

Owners and dealers will be notified on May 21. Daimler will inspect the pass-through power stud for clearance to the bulkhead and make necessary repairs for free. Of the more than 7,000 potentially involved trucks, NHTSA estimates only about 1 percent have the defect.

NHTSA’s recall number for the Daimler defect is 18V-191. Daimler’s recall number is FL-766.

Meanwhile, Navistar is recalling 527 International LT trucks model year 2018-2019 equipped with a certain fuel/water separator with drum brakes. According to the NHTSA report, “when the hood is in the closed position, the fender splash panel may rub on the inlet fuel line fitting to the fuel/water separator resulting in a rub condition and cause abrasion damage to the fitting.” A fuel leak can occur as a result.

Notifications are scheduled to be sent out on May 25. Navistar will trim the splash shield to allow proper clearance free of charge. NHTSA estimates that 100 percent of the potentially 527 involved vehicles are affected.

NHTSA’s recall number for the Navistar defect is 18V-199. Navistar’s recall number is 18503.

W.W. Williams