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International Prostar Recall, Tow Hook Failure Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     INTERNATIONAL PROSTAR     2013
Manufacturer: Navistar, Inc. Report Receipt Date: OCT 18, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V508000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 279   
2013 International Prostar Recalled for Failing Tow Hooks

Summary:
 Navistar is recalling certain model year 2013 International ProStar commercial trucks, manufactured from May 14, 2012, through August 14, 2012, and equipped with tow hook feature code 01570. The tow hooks may not have been heat treated to specification resulting in reduced strength.   

Consequence:
 Improperly heat treated tow hooks may unexpectedly break during vehicle recovery, resulting in the towed vehicle separating from the towing vehicle while in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash without warning with accompanying vehicle damage, injuries or deaths.

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