Oil Leak Causing Fire Risk Prompts Recall of Cummins Engines
An engine manufacturer is issuing a recall due to a fire risk.
Cummins Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain Cummins Westport ISL G engines sold for use in Mack Trucks and Navistar vehicles. These engines have a turbocharger oil supply line that may contact or interfere with the turbocharger inlet elbow, clean air intake clamp, or the air fuel control tube, and result in an oil leak. If the turbocharger oil supply line oil leaks in the proximity of the engine exhaust manifold there would be an increased risk of a fire.
The engines were sold both as original equipment and as replacement parts.
Cummins is including about 3,000 engines in the recall.
Cummins will notify owners, and dealers will inspect for oil supply line interference or damage, eliminating the interference and replacing the oil supply line, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 20, 2015.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Cummins customer service at (800) 343-7357.