In a press statement, Navistar Inc, in cooperation with and in compliance with the rules and guidelines of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of certain model year 2012 trucks due to a faulty amount of welds meant to secure a step mounting bracket that pose hazards of personal injury, property damage and death to consumers.
This recall affects roughly 65 model year 2012 International Lonestar and Prostar trucks that were produced from March 2011 through November 2011 and equipped with feature codes 08VTS, 08JAU or 08JAW battery boxes. The recall was initiated by Navistar when the company discovered that the mounting brackets that were used in the installation of the battery box lower step were assembled with two welds instead of the specified three welds. This inadequate amount of welds could result in the step mount detaching from the bracket, potentially resulting in property damage, personal injury or death to consumers.
The company is planning to notify owners affected by this recall, though they have not set a specific date to begin the recall. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer where technicians will replace both step mounting brackets for free.
As a Harrisburg car accident attorney, I’ve seen similar safety recalls over the course of my career and understand the injuries that are possible through the use of a defective auto product. If you’ve suffered an injury due to the use of a defective auto product, contact a Lancaster personal injury attorney experienced in these matters to discuss the legal options that may be at your disposal.Tweet