Multiple news organizations covering recall reports have revealed that Navistar has issued a recall for all of their 2012 International Terrastar trucks.
An official announcement released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that all units of the vehicles manufactured between August 23rd, 2011 and November 16th, 2011 were equipped with a model of steering gear that could present an over tightened gear shift, which could possibly lead to a securing bolt failure. The company has stated that this problem could cause the steering gear to become separated from the pitman arm.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall was deemed necessary because the company fears this probable steering gear issue could increase the risk of an accident. The defective Sheppard M83 steering gear components must be repaired quickly at any authorized dealer. The company has claimed that the inspection and replacements will be entirely performed for free.
As a car accident lawyer Glendale, I encourage all recalled vehicle owners to contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to have this problem fixed before any injuries are reported. Hopefully, all units of 2012 International Terrastar trucks are repaired quickly. I urge the defective vehicular part’s manufacturer to avoid committing the same assembly mistakes in the future to avoid similar recalls.
Whenever you or a loved one is injured as a result of an accident that was caused by a recalled and defective vehicle, please consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer in your region to ask about the legal options available to your case.