Navistar International Corp. is recalling 3,952 ProStar trucks from model years 2014 to 2017 for a defect affecting power to the cab. The medium- and heavy-duty trucks were manufactured between June 11, 2013, and May 19, 2016.
“The battery-mounted cube fuse terminal connection on certain ProStar model trucks built with the battery box mounted between the frame rails may possibly break resulting in loss of power to the cab,” according to the recall notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Lisle, Illinois, truck maker adds that when the cube fuse terminal begins to fail, the lights in the cab could flicker and the gauges could become erratic.
Navistar learned of the problem in March and received approximately two dozen complaints before the end of May. The company discontinued the battery box design and battery stud-mounted cube fuse June 1, according to the recall notice.
Navistar will mail notification letters to all dealers by Sept. 16 with instructions on how to replace a new cube fuse with a chassis-mounted power distribution module in the battery box.