Defective Accelerator Sensor Causing Problems in Navistar Trucks

Defective Accelerator Sensor Causing Problems in Navistar Trucks
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December 16, 2015

A truck manufacturer is issuing a recall for vehicles with problematic speed control.

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 International ProStar, DuraStar, WorkStar, LoneStar, and TranStar trucks. In the affected vehicles, the accelerator pedal position sensor can move and result in a high engine idle.

A high engine idle may make downshifting the transmission difficult and the engine brake may be disabled. These factors may hinder slowing down the truck when descending a long grade, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

The manufacturer is including about 15,700 trucks in this recall.

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the electronic control module (ECM) to allow it to recognize that the pedal is at the idle position, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Navistar customer service at (800) 448-7825.