Over 6,800 International trucks recalled; connecting rod issue cited

Updated Sep 30, 2022
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Navistar is recalling 6,883 model year 2018-2021 International HV, 2018-2020 International HX, 2018-2019 International LT, and International RH trucks for a problem in the International A26 engines, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected trucks, the connecting rod wrist pin can crack, resulting in a connecting rod failure, which could cause an engine shutdown.

Dealers will install new knock detection software to warn the driver prior to engine connecting rod failure, and replace connecting rods as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Nov. 14.

Owners can contact Navistar customer service at 1-800-448-7825 with recall number 22518. NHTSA’s recall number is 22V-691.