Navistar is recalling 2,733 International trucks because an issue with the air dryer mounting bracket could affect the brake system, increasing the risk of a collision.

The truck recall affects 2016-2018 LT, 2016-2017 ProStar, 2017 LoneStar, and 2017-2018 RH heavy diesel versions of the trucks produced between May 5, 2015 and Jan. 12.

Due to a lack of material strength, the air dryer mounting bracket on these vehicles could fracture and cause the air dryer to separate from the vehicle frame. Airline separation from the dryer could also occur which can lead to air system leaks or loss of air pressure to the brake system, according to the recall report.

“A loss of brake air pressure could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash,” said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

Warning signs include an audible buzzer in the cab or drivers may notice a loss of air pressure on the air gauge.

Owners should receive a recall notification in May.

About The Author

Carina Ockedahl

Carina Ockedahl is an automotive journalist who lives in Montreal, Quebec. In addition to Trucks.com, her work has been published on Forbes.com. She can be found on Twitter: @Ockis9.

One Response

  1. Jacob Rand

    Dear Mr Hirsch: Please examine pat.no. 9,415,6 46 which also applies to large truck tractor-trailers

    Tel: 516-998-8307

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.