Defective Hood Latch Prompts School, Commercial Bus Recall from Navistar

Defective Hood Latch Prompts School, Commercial Bus Recall from Navistar
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March 4, 2016

Navistar has issued a recall for buses due to potential visibility concerns.

The manufacturer is recalling 2016-2017 IC CE school buses and 2016 IC CE commercial buses. In the affected vehicles, the hood straps used to latch the hood closed may become elongated and not return to their original length. As a result, the hood may open unexpectedly when the bus is braking.

If the hood opens while braking, the driver's vision may be obstructed, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company is recalling about 8,600 school buses and about 90 commercial models.

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the hood straps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 17, 2016.

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