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International Terrastar

INTERNATIONAL TERRASTAR 2012


Manufacturer: NAVISTAR, INC Mfr's Report Date: APR 17, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V170000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 234

Summary:
NAVISTAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 INTERNATIONAL TERRASTAR TRUCKS, MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 23, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 16, 2011 AND EQUIPPED WITH A SHEPPARD M83 STEERING GEAR (FEATURE CODE 05PSN). THE FASTENER ATTACHING THE PITMAN ARM TO THE STEERING GEAR SHIFT MAY HAVE BEEN OVER TIGHTENED. AS A RESULT, THE SECURING BOLT MAY FAIL AND THE PITMAN ARM MAY SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING GEAR.

Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL COULD RESULT, INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.

Remedy:
NAVISTAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PITMAN ARM FASTENERS

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