Navistar Recalls Heavy Diesel Trucks to Fix Battery Cover Latch Defect

January 24, 2017 by Carina Ockedahl, @Ockis9

Navistar is recalling 294 heavy diesel trucks because a battery cover latch defect could increase the risk of a fire.

The truck recall includes 2017 International ProStar, LoneStar, 9900i, and  manufactured between June 13, 2016 and  Dec. 8, 2016.

The affected trucks are equipped with a metallic battery cover latch that, if unlatched from its anchor, could contact the battery jump start stud. As a result, an electrical short to ground could occur if the protective cover for the jump start stud is not being used.

This situation could lead to fire.

“An electrical short to ground may result in a vehicle fire resulting in property

damage or personal injury,” said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

No crashes or injuries related to this defect have been reported.

The recall is expected to begin Feb. 17.

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