Defective Transmission in Trucks Prompts Recall from Navistar

Defective Transmission in Trucks Prompts Recall from Navistar
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November 3, 2015

Navistar is issuing a recall for trucks with faulty transmissions.

The truck manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 International ProStar and 2016 International TranStar trucks. The recalled vehicles are equipped with certain Eaton Fuller FR-Series 10-speed manual transmissions.

When the transmission shift lever is moved from reverse to neutral, the reverse gear may stay engaged. When the transmission shift lever is moved from reverse to a forward gear position, the transmission may mechanically lock because both the reverse gear and forward gear are simultaneously engaged.

Even though the transmission has been shifted out of reverse into neutral, the vehicle may unexpectedly move backwards, increasing the risk of a crash.

Navistar believes that only five trucks are affected by this defect.

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission. Any affected transmission will be repaired or replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Navistar at (800) 343-7357.