At the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Navistar Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall of more than 19,000 of various models of its commercial trucks due to the possibility of an electrical short out. Commercial trucks manufactured between June, 2009 and April 2012 have been equipped with Maxxforce 11 or 13 (feature codes 12UXH and 12UXJ) Engines with Bosch Alternators (feature codes 08GGN, 08GGR, 08GHG, or 08GHH). The cables on these alternators may create friction with the vehicles’ high pressure power steering hose, potentially causing the hose’s insulation to become chafed creating the possibility of an electrical short. An electrical short may cause the vehicle to catch fire. This recall affects certain models of Navistar’s International Lonestar, Paystar, Prostar, Transtar, Workstar commercial trucks. Navistar will notify the owners of affected trucks, who can return them to authorized dealerships where they will be repaired at no cost to the consumer. Dealerships will install an improved routing harness and standoff bracket to better separate the alternator cable and power steering hose. Consumers seeking more information about this recall can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline.
As a personal injury attorney in San Bernardino, I hope this recall is carried out safely in order to prevent any injuries caused by this potential safety issue. If you have been injured in an accident linked to a defective vehicle, please consider contacting a San Bernardino car accident lawyer.