Thousands of International trucks recalled due to fifth wheel jaw release problem

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Navistar has issued a recall for 16,107 International trucks —  year model 2008-2013 LoneStar, ProStar and TranStar trucks — due to disoriented  air lines at the isolation/vent valve on the trucks’ electronic fifth wheel jaw release system, according to a recall notice from the company posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. 

The disorientation is due to an assembly error, the notice says, and the improper orientation can, in the event of an air leak at the valve, cause the fifth wheel jaw to release the trailer from the tractor. 

Navistar says it is notifying owners and dealers will inspect air line routing. If repair is needed, it will be done free of charge. 

Truck owners may contact Navistar at 331-332-1590. The recall number is 13514. 

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