Recalls involve defective ignition switches, brake issues
Friday, Jul 5 2013 admin
Non-operational brakes and unintended engine startups have incited two recent recalls issued by Navistar and Paccar respectively. Navistar has sent out a recall for 2012 and 2013 International ProStar and TransStar trucks for a possible defect that could cause brakes to become inoperative. The recall entails 7,700 trucks. Meanwhile, Paccar, a parent company of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has circulated a recall for certain 2014 model trucks of both brands that could have faulty ignition switches.
The brake issue on the International ProStar and TransStar trucks concerns brake S-Cam tube bracket assemblies on the steer axles that have the possibility of fracturing. The recall notice has been shared on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website. Paccar explains that the fracture could cause the truck to pull to one side during braking and increase stopping distance, as well as the risk of a vehicle crash. The affected trucks were manufactured between August 1, 2011 and July 10, 2012.
Although owners of these trucks have been notified, Navistar says a remedy probably will not be available until August. At that time, the S-Cam tube bracket assemblies will be replaced at no cost to the truck owners by the dealers.
Call Navistar at (800) 448-7825, and reference recall number 12530 for more information.
The faulty ignition switch on Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks lets the truck start when the key is only partially in the ignition and not turned. The Paccar recall was issued at the end of May and involves the following trucks: 2014 Kenworth models T170, T270, T370, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 trucks manufactured between May 6-17; and 2014 Peterbilt models 330, 337, 348, 367, 384, 386, 388, 389, 89K, 567, 579, and 587 trucks manufactured between May 1-17.
A sudden or unintended engine startup could harm a person working in the engine compartment. Unexpected vehicle movement also could be a result with standard transmission vehicles, which could result in an injury or crash. Owners will be notified by Paccar, and ignition switches will be replaced by the dealers at no cost to the owners.
For more information, call Kenworth at (425) 828-5000 and reference recall number 13KWF; or Peterbilt at (940) 591-4000 and reference recall number 0513-E.
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