OTTAWA, ON – Even Transport Canada recognizes the power of the Force.
NASHVILLE, TN – The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation is calling on truck fleets to notify it about vehicle manufacturing or design defects.
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified its latest vehicle recalls, some of which include commercial equipment.
LISLE, IL – Nearly 1,500 Navistar International model trucks in Canada are among 16,500 that are being recalled here and in the U.S.
The bulk are ProStar models, but the recall also includes the DuraStar, WorkStar, TransStar and LoneStar models, all from the 2012-2013 model year.
The move follows an investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the trucks may have accelerator pedals that do not fully return to the closed throttle position, resulting in engines idling at slightly higher RPMs, which can keep the engine brake from engaging.
The investigation was opened following complaints from truck owners. Navistar identified 1,233 warranty clams related to accelerator pedal issues, with 70.3 percent of these claims on manual transmission vehicles.
They are model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks manufactured September 1, 2014 through March 30, 2015.