Locked transmission leads to recall of several International trucks

| Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Several 2016 International Prostar and Transtar trucks have been recalled due to an issue that may mechanically lock up the transmission. The faulty transmission is the same issue reported on several Freightliners and Western Stars last month.

Certain Prostar and Transtar trucks manufactured in early January are being called back for issues with their Eaton Fuller FR 10-speed manual transmissions. When shifting from reverse to neutral, the reverse gear may stay engaged. When the transmission shift lever is moved from reverse to a forward gear position, the transmission may mechanically lock because both the reverse gear and forward gear are simultaneously engaged.

Trucks that experience the transmission lock may move backward despite being shifted out of reverse into neutral.

Navistar will notify owners and inspect the transmissions. Any repairs done on affected vehicles will be free of charge. Owners may contact Navistar customer service at 800-343-7357 with the recall number 15516. Recalls are expected to begin on Nov. 30.

In October, several Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Cascadia and Business Class M2 trucks were recalled for the same transmission problem. Western Star 4700s also reported experienced the locked transmissions.

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