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International Prostar Truck Recall

Our congrats, and condolances, go out to International Trucks, which announced the first recall of any 2010 model year vehicles, its Prostar and Lonestar models. Here's the story...
Make: INTERNATIONAL
Model: PROSTAR
Model Year: 2010
Manufacturer: NAVISTAR, INC
Mfr's Report Date: NOV 21, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V618000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,048
Summary: NAVISTAR IS RECALLING 14,048 Model Year 2008 and 2009 and 2010 LONESTAR AND PROSTAR TRUCKS. THE SERVICE BRAKE AIR LINE THAT RUNS FROM THE TRACTOR PROTECTION VALVE TO THE FAST BRAKE MODULE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FAST BRAKE MODULE RESULTING IN LOSS OF TRAILER SERVICE BRAKES.
Consequence: LOSS OF TRAILER SERVICE BRAKES MAY CAUSE A CRASH RESULTING IN POSSIBLE PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FAST BRAKE MODULES AND THE AIR LINES RUNNING TO THE MODULE WILL BE REROUTED TO ELIMINATE LINE TENSION CAUSED BY CAB TO FRAME RELATIVE MOTION.


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