Western Star and International tractors recalled

Updated Apr 11, 2018

Two separate recalls from Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar have resulted in more than 7,600 Western Star and International tractors being recalled, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

DTNA is recalling about 7,128 model year 2017-2019 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks for a potential electrical issue. The affected trucks have a power stud that passes through the bulkhead, which could contact the bulkhead, resulting in an electrical arc. DTNA says an electrical arc can cause a fire.

Daimler will begin notifying owners of affected trucks on May 21. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-766. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-191.

Navistar also announced a recall that affects some 527 model year 2018-2019 International LT trucks. In the affected trucks, when the hood is closed, the fender splash panel could rub on the inlet fuel line fitting to the fuel/water separator, causing damage to the fitting and possibly resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition can cause a fire, and fuel leaking onto the roadway can increase the risk of a crash, NHTSA says.

Navistar will begin notifying affected truck owners on May 25. Owners can contact Navistar customer service at 1-800-448-7825 with recall number 18503. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-199.