Navistar Issues Recall Due to HVAC Circuit

DuraStar, WorkStar Trucks Make Up Most of List
An International truck logo. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

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As many as 44,887 Navistar trucks are set to be recalled following a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, the federal agency said April 6.

Navistar must recall certain 2016-2020 International DuraStar and WorkStar; 2017-2018 International TranStar; 2018 International ProStar; and 2020 International HV and MV trucks; and 2018 IC Bus HC Commercial buses, NHTSA said. DuraStar trucks comprise 32,692 of the vehicles involved. Some 12,028 WorkStar trucks are involved.

The recall is due to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor circuits that may have an insufficient wiring terminal that can overheat, the agency said. The dates of manufacture were determined, NHTSA added, by when Navistar began use of power distribution center (PDC) main cab harness with a low current terminal in the HVAC blower motor circuit through the point when Navistar began use of PDC main cab harness with correct high current terminal in HVAC blower motor circuit.

Navistar’s number for this recall is 23510, NHTSA said. The company did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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In March, Navistar had five recalls. The engine control module on as many as 770 of the truck maker’s 2021-2024 International LT and RH trucks may have been unresponsive to throttle pedal application, NHTSA said. The defect could cause the vehicle to stop suddenly while a trucker was driving, the agency said March 30.

Earlier in the month, in March’s biggest Navistar recall, up to 5,679 of the company’s 2020-2024 International HX vehicles came under scrutiny because the grille surround was in danger of detaching due to corrosion, the agency said March 16. — Transport Topics

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