Recalls issued for 7,100 Western Star, 500 International tractors

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Semi-TruckNavistar is recalling approximately 500 model year 2018-2019 International LT tractors for the potential of a fuel leak. Daimler also announced a recall of approximately 7,100 Western Star tractors for a possible electrical issue.

Two separate recalls from Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar have resulted in more than 7,600 Western Star and International tractors being recalled, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

DTNA is recalling approximately 7,128 model year 2017-2019 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks for a potential electrical issue. The affected trucks have a power stud that passes through the bulkhead, which could contact the bulkhead, resulting in an electrical arc. DTNA says an electrical arc can cause a fire.

Daimler will begin notifying owners of affected trucks on May 21. Dealers will inspect the power stud for the proper clearance to the bulkhead and replace it if needed. Owners can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-766. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-191.

Navistar also announced a recall that affects approximately 527 model year 2018-2019 International LT trucks. In the affected trucks, when the hood is closed, the fender splash panel could rub on the inlet fuel line fitting to the fuel/water separator, causing damage to the fitting and possibly resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition can cause a fire, and fuel leaking onto the roadway can increase the risk of a crash, NHTSA says.

Navistar will begin notifying affected truck owners on May 25. Dealers will trim the splash panel and replace the fuel/water inlet line if it is damaged. Owners can contact Navistar customer service at 1-800-448-7825 with recall number 18503. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-199.