Navistar has decided to recall 19,264 units of trucks over a possible fire hazard, according to several news agencies across the nation.
This recall was issued in light of recent discoveries. According to the official recall announcement issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the multiple news articles mentioning this notice, 2010 through 2013 Paystar, Workstar, Transtar and Prostar and model year 2012 and 2013 Lonestar trucks manufactured between June 1, 2009 and April 4, 2012 were equipped with Maxxforce 11 or 13 engine and Bosch alternators that could experience a severe and potentially dangerous electrical short. Over fears of the consequences an electric short could entail, the company decided to issue this recall alert along the federal agency.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged recalled vehicle owners to contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to have these vehicles repaired before anybody is severely injured. According to the company, the affected vehicles will have the alternator wires better routed away from the power steering hose. Navistar will provide any repairs and replacements for free at authorized dealers.
My colleagues and I sincerely hope to see all recalled vehicles fixed before any injuries are reported. I urge you and your loved ones to have your vehicles inspected for any defective parts. Keeping your car well maintained can avoid several accidents that could even turn out to be fatal. If you have any of these recalled vehicles, contact the manufacturer as soon as possible and schedule a visit to one of their authorized dealers.