Battery ground cable issue prompts Navistar recall

Updated Aug 19, 2022
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Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain 2018-2021 International LoneStar and 2016-2021 International LT vehicles because of a battery-related issue. The recall applies to some 8,483 vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the cables that connect the batteries to the vehicle frame may become excessively hot, and in some cases, cause battery post separation. The NHTSA said excessively hot battery ground cables may cause personal injury during battery maintenance repairs. In addition, a battery post that separates from the battery can result in an engine stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the alternator positive and ground cables, and relocate the alternator ground to the starter, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Sept. 26. Owners may contact Navistar's customer service at 1-800-448-7825. Navistar's number for this recall is 22516.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to