Navistar recalling some newer DuraStar trucks

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Updated Mar 24, 2014

Navistar says it will recall nearly 150 model year 2014 and 2015 International DuraStar trucks manufactured Jan. 11, 2014, through Jan. 23, 2014, equipped with select steering feature codes.

The company says bolts used to mount the steering gear to the frame could fail, causing either looseness of steering or the loss of steering. Navistar says it has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the bolts as necessary, free of charge.

Separately, Navistar says it will recall more than 530 model year 2011-2014 International DuraStar Trucks and 2012-2014 International TerraStar emergency vehicles manufactured from Feb. 25, 2010, through Feb. 18, 2013, and equipped with 2010 MaxxForce 7 V-8 diesel engines.

In those trucks, the company says the Engine Warning Protection Shutdown was enabled when the Engine Control Module was calibrated, which could cause the vehicle to inadvertently shut down. 

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the ECM software to ensure that the EWPS is disabled, free of charge.

The recall (number 14505) is expected to begin this week.