Navistar is recalling more than 26,000 International trucks, model years 2017-19, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The defect is the same as a recall issued last week for Freightliners and Western Stars with certain Cummins engines.
More specifically, certain International 9900I (2017-2018), HX (2017-2019), LoneStar (2017-2019), LT (2018-2019), PayStar (2017) and ProStar (2017-2018) trucks with Cummins ISX15 or X15 engines are affected by the recall. In certain driving conditions, such as on a long down-hill grade, the fuel line may burst if the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becomes restricted, according to NHTSA.
Consequently, fuel may leak onto the road resulting in a roadway hazard for other motorists. The engine also may stall without warning, resulting in the vehicle’s inability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.
Cummins will contact owners of affected trucks. The recall is slated for Nov. 2. However, the remedy for the recall is still under development. For questions, call Cummins customer service at 800-286-6467 or Navistar’s customer service at 800-448-7825. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-581.