Autocar Recalls 2,400 Xpeditor Trucks to Fix Steering Linkage Defect

November 02, 2016 by Carina Ockedahl, @Ockis9

Autocar will recall 2,375 refuse trucks in the U.S. to fix a steering component defect that could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The truck recall affects 2015-2017 Xpeditor severe duty trucks manufactured between March 2, 2015 and Sept. 22.

The castle nuts on the steering linkage may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the cotter pin — used to secure the castle nuts to the steering linkage — could break off.

Parts of the assembly could then separate and the driver could lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

No crashes or injuries associated with this defect have been reported.

Mechanics will fix the issue by replacing the cotter pins with new ones.

Owners will be notified of the problem by Nov. 18.

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