22520 – Tie Rod Clamp Failure – 2022-2023 International HX

September 22, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V711000

Tie Rod Clamp Failure

Tie rod separation can result in a sudden loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V711

Manufacturer Navistar, Inc.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 451



Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2022-2023 International HX vehicles. The tie rod clamps may have been improperly heat-treated, causing them to fail and allowing the tie rods to separate.



Dealers will replace both tie rod end clamps, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed September 30, 2022. Owners may contact Navistar’s customer service at 1-800-448-7825. Navistar’s number for this recall is 22520.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.



The tie rod end clamp may crack and, over time, the tie rod end threads can become damaged. In some cases, this may cause the tie rod end to separate. Tie rod end separation may result in an unexpected loss of steering which can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.



This safety recall involves certain International® HV™ and International® HX® Series trucks built 11/18/2021 thru 08/04/2022 with feature code 02ARU, 02ARY, 02ARZ, 02ATB, 02AUR, 02AVB, 02AVC, 02AVD, or 02AVE (Meritor Steer Axle) and an additional steering axle installed by Navistar’s Truck Specialty Center (TSC).


Chronology :

  • 09/02/2022 – Navistar quarantines all suspect vehicles at the assembly plants.
  • 09/06/2022 – Navistar Compliance and Manufacturing meet to investigate the impact to International vehicles.
  • 09/09/2022— Navistar TSC identifies 7 axles built during the suspect build period and repairs them.
  • 09/15/2022 – Navistar finalizes the suspect population and declares a Safety Recall.


22E085 – Tie Rod Clamp Failure – Meritor Front Non-Drive Steer Axles


22E085 – Tie Rod Clamp Failure – Meritor Front Non-Drive Steer Axles


2 Affected Products




4 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V711-4670.PDF 242.351KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V711-8526.pdf 645.731KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V711-9838.pdf 284.258KB



ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V711-6582.pdf 39.909KB



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