20507 – Axle Hardware may be too Short – 2020-2021 International HX

August 20, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V494000

Axle Hardware may be too Short

The short screws can cause the hardware to separate from the suspension system and become road hazards, increasing the risk of a crash and/or injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V494

Manufacturer Navistar, Inc.

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 36

 

Summary

Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recall certain 2020-2021 International HX vehicles equipped with SL2065 steerable lift axle suspension systems with a 20,000lb capacity. The lower rear pivot cap screws that connect the trailing arm to the steerable auxiliary lift axle that may not be long enough to sufficiently engage the locking feature of the corresponding nuts.

 

Remedy

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace all of the lower rear pivot cap screws and associated nuts and washers, free of charge. The recall began October 8, 2020. Owners may contact Navistar customer service at 1-800-448-7825. Navistar’s number for this recall is 20507.

 

Notes

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.safercar.gov.

 


SERVICE PROCEDURE

20507

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

SUBJECT: SAFETY RECALL

Lower Trailing Arm to Lift Axle Bolts on certain HX@ series trucks built 26 November 2019 thru 27 May 2020 with feature code 14WNM or 14WNY (Axle; lift type 20,000 lb. capacity self-steer axle)

 

DEFECT DESCRIPTION

The bolts that attach the trailing arm to the steerable auxiliary lift axle may not be long enough to engage the locking feature of the corresponding nuts, which may cause a loss of clamp load that may result in fracture or loss of the bolt. This can result in foreign object debris on the roadway and increase the risk of a vehicle crash and / or injury.

 

MODELS INVOLVED

This safety recall involves certain HX@ series trucks built 26 November 2019 thru 27 May 2020 with feature code 14WNM or 14WNY (Axle; lift type 20,000 lb. capacity self-steer axle).

 

ELIGIBILITY

This procedure applies ONLY to vehicles marked in the Navistar Service Portal with safety recall 20507. Also complete any other open campaigns listed on the Service Portal at this time.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Number Part Description Quantity
WCSRK2065WAR001 Hardware Service Kit 1

 

WCSRK2065WAR001 contains the following parts:

Part Description Quantity
WASHER FLAT, 8
WASHER FLAT, 4
NUT LOCK 7/8-9 GRC, ZINC FINISH 2
CSCRW, 0.875, 12.000 LG, HEX, UNC, GR8, PL 2

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

WARNING! TO PREVENT PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, AND / OR DEATH, PARK VEHICLE ON HARD FLAT SURFACE, TURN THE ENGINE OFF, SET THE PARKING BRAKE AND INSTALL WHEEL CHOCKS TO PREVENT THE VEHICLE FROM MOVING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

 

WARNING! TO PREVENT PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, AND / OR DEATH, IF THE VEHICLE MUST BE RAISED, DO NOT WORK UNDER THE VEHICLE SUPPORTED ONLY BY JACKS. JACKS CAN SLIP OR FALL OVER.

 

WARNING! TO PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY AND / OR DEATH, ALWAYS WEAR SAFE EYE PROTECTION WHEN PERFORMING VEHICLE MAINTENANCE.

 

WARNING! TO PREVENT PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, AND /OR DEATH, ALLOW COMPONENTS IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT TO COOL BEFORE SERVICING ENGINE OR VEHICLE.

 

WARNING! TO PREVENT PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, AND / OR DEATH, KEEP FLAMES OR SPARKS AWAY FROM VEHICLE AND DO NOT SMOKE WHILE SERVICING THE VEHICLE’S BATTERIES. BATTERIES EXPEL EXPLOSIVE GASES.

 

1. Bring vehicle into shop and park on flat surface.

 

2. Shift transmission to Park or Neutral and set parking brakes.

 

3. Turn vehicle ignition to Key OFF position.

 

4. Install wheel chocks.

 

5. Lower the auxiliary lift axle so that the tires are in contact with the ground.

 

6. Depressurize the auxiliary lift axle air system.

 

7. If necessary, depressurize the entire vehicle air system if necessary.

 

NOTE: Only work on only one side of the vehicle at a time.

 

8. Starting on the Driver’s side of the vehicle, note the lower control arm spacer washer (Figure 1, Item 3) locations.

 

9. Remove the lock nut (Figure 2, Item 3) from the pivot bolt (Figure 2, Item 1) that fastens the tower control arm (Figure 2, Item 5) to the lift axle (Figure 2, Item 4).

 

CAUTION: Control arm may shift when bolt is removed.

 

NOTE: Support the auxiliary lift axle with adjustable supports such as jacks, stands, or straps so that it does not roll or move when the control arm bolts are removed.

 

10. Using a punch and hammer, remove the pivot bolt (Figure 2, Item 1). Discard bolt and lock nut.

 

11. Pull the lower control arm (Figure 2, Item 5) down and remove the spacer washers (Figure 2, Item 2). Discard spacers washers.

 

12. Place a floor jack or other lifting device under the lower control arm (Figure 2, Item 5), then raise it into the lift axfe (Figure 2, Item 4).

 

13. Install the lower control arm spacer washers (Figure 2, Item 2). For correct washer locations, reference notes taken in Step 8.

 

14. Align the lower control arm bushing sleeve with the pivot fastener holes in the lift axle.

 

15. Install the lower control arm pivot bolt (Figure 2, Item 1).

 

16. Install lock nut (Figure 2, Item 3) onto pivot bolt (Figure 2, Item 1) and snug the lower pivot fastener. Confirm fastener is fully engaged with the joint.

 

NOTE: Only torque the lower pivot fastener on the lock nut side.

 

17. Torque fastener by the nut to 365 lb-ft (15.39 N.m).

 

18. Inspect the Pivot bolt to verify a minimum of three threads (Figure 3, Item 1) protrudes from the end of the lock nut (Figure 3, Item 2).

 

19. Repeat steps 8 through 18 to replace the passenger side lower control arm to lift axle fasteners

 

20. If the vehicle’s air system was depressurized, start engine to build air pressure to full system pressure.

 

21. Raise lift axle to the stowed (raised) position.

 

22. Remove wheel chocks.

 

END OF SERVICE PROCEDURE

 

LABOR INFORMATION

Operation Number Description Time
A40-20507-1 Replace lower control arm to lift axle fasteners 1.5 Hrs.

 

CAMPAIGN IDENTIFICATION LABEL

Each vehicle corrected in accordance with this campaign must be marked with a CTS-1075 Campaign Identification Label.

Complete the label and attach on a clean surface next to the vehicle identification number (VIN) plate.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE / DEALER RESPONSIBILITIES

WARRANTY CLAIMS

Warranty claim expense is to be charged to Warranty. Claims are to be submitted in the normal manner, making reference to Safety Recall 20507.

Section 7 of the Warranty Policy and Procedures manual contains further information related to the submission and processing of AFC/Recall claims.

As with all claim submissions, items acquired locally must be submitted in the “Other Charges” tab. The cost of any bulk items (such as a bag of cable tie straps, roll of wire, a barrel of oil, or a tube of silicone) should be prorated for the cost of the individual pieces / amount used during each repair.

 

UNITED STATES AND POSSESSIONS

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, as amended, provides that each vehicle that is subject to a vehicle recall campaign must be adequately repaired within a reasonable time after the owner has tendered it for repair. A failure to adequately repair within 60 days after a tender of a vehicle is prima facie evidence of failure to repair within a reasonable time. If the condition is not adequately repaired within 60 days, the owner may be entitled to replacement with an identical or reasonable equivalent vehicle at no charge, or to a refund of the purchase price less a reasonable allowance for depreciation.

Dealers must correct all vehicles subject to this campaign at no charge to the owner, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, from this time forward.

Dealers should proceed immediately to make necessary correction to units in inventory. All inventory vehicles subject to this recall campaign must be corrected prior to sale, transfer or delivery. If vehicles have been sold or transferred and you are in receipt of Customer Notification Letters and

Authorization for Recall Service cards for those vehicles, the transfer location or customer must be notified immediately from your dealer location.

Dealers must make every effort to promptly schedule an appointment with each owner to repair his or her vehicle as soon as possible. However, consistent with the customer notification, dealers are expected to complete the repairs on the mutually agreed upon service date.

Dealers involved in the recall process will be furnished a listing of owner names and addresses to enable them to follow up with owners and have the vehicles corrected. Use of this listing must be limited to this campaign because the list may contain information obtained from state motor vehicle registration records, and the use of such motor vehicle registration data for purposes other than this campaign is a violation of law in several states.

 

CANADA

Dealers must correct all vehicles subject to this campaign at no charge to the owner, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, from this time forward.

Dealers should proceed immediately to make necessary correction to units in inventory. All inventory vehicles subject to this recall campaign must be corrected prior to sale, transfer or delivery. If vehicles have been sold or transferred and you are in receipt of Customer Notification Letters and

Authorization for Recall Service cards for those vehicles, the transfer location or customer must be notified immediately from your dealer location.

Dealers must make every effort to promptly schedule an appointment with each owner to repair his or her vehicle as soon as possible. However, consistent with the customer notification, dealers are expected to complete the repairs on the mutually agreed upon service date.

Dealers involved in the recall process will be furnished a listing of owner names and addresses to enable them to follow up with owners and have the vehicles corrected. Use of this listing must be limited to this campaign because the list may contain information obtained from state motor vehicle registration records, and the use of such motor vehicle registration data for purposes other than this campaign is a violation of law in several states.

 

EXPORT

Export Distributors should proceed immediately to make necessary correction to units in inventory. All inventory vehicles subject to this recall campaign must be corrected prior to sale, transfer or delivery. If vehicles have been sold or transferred and you are in receipt of Customer Notification Letters and

Authorization for Recall Service cards for those vehicles, the transfer location or customer must be notified immediately from your distributor location.

Export Distributors are to submit warranty claims in the usual manner making reference to this recall number.

Export Distributors are expected to provide full cooperation and follow-up with respect to this important subject matter. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Regional Service Manager at your regional office.

NAVISTAR, INC.

 


NOVEMBER 2020

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL 20507

NHTSA RECALL NO. 20V494

This notice applies to your vehicle identified on the enclosed card.

 

Dear INTERNATIONAL@ Customer,

This notice applies to your vehicle identified on the enclosed card. This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Navistar has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2020 HV@ series trucks built 07/03/2019 thru 11/25/2019 and certain 2020 and 2021 HX@ series trucks built 06/13/2019 thru 05/27/2020 with feature code 14WNM or 14WNY (Axle; lift type 20,000 lb. capacity self-steer axle).

 

REASON FOR THIS RECALL

The bolts that attach the trailing arm to the steerable auxiliary lift axle may not be long enough to engage the locking feature of the corresponding nuts and may result in fracture or loss of the bolt.

 

RISK TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY

The loss or fracture of the bolt can result in foreign object debris on the roadway and increase the risk of a vehicle crash and / or injury.

 

DEFECT REMEDY

The repair will involve replacement of the mounting bolts that connect the trailing arms to the steerable auxiliary lift axle. Dealers have parts and instructions to repair your vehicle. The repair will be performed free of charge and take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.

 

ACTIONS YOU SHOULD TAKE

If you own this vehicle, please schedule an appointment with any INTERNATIONAL@ dealer to have your vehicle repaired. You can find your nearest dealer by calling 1-800-448-7825 or by using the dealer locator at http://www.internationaltrucks.com

If you have already paid for repairs prior to this notice that corrected the defect, you may be eligible for reimbursement of certain repair expenses if they occurred 08/13/2019 thru 10/19/2020. Present your original repair paperwork and proof of payment to any INTERNATIONAL@ dealer and your eligibility will be reviewed. You may also submit a claim using the enclosed Request for Reimbursement card.

If you are the lessor of this vehicle, please forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days to comply with federal regulations.

If you do not own this vehicle, please fill out and return mail the enclosed card so that you will not be contacted again about this recall.

 

IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE

If you believe that Navistar has failed to remedy the defect without charge or within a reasonable time, please follow the procedure described in the Owner Assistance Guide

section in your Owners Manual or call toll free 1-800-4487825.

You may also submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590; or call the toll free Vehicle safety Hotline at 1-888-3274236 (TTY: 1-800424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Navistar requests your prompt attention and patience regarding the correction of this defect and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Navistar, Inc.

 


8 Associated Documents

Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-2

RCLQRT-20V494-3284.PDF 211.309KB

RCLQRT-20V494-3284

 


Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V494-8749.PDF 215.48KB

RCLRPT-20V494-8749

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-4

RCLQRT-20V494-4092.PDF 211.128KB

RCLQRT-20V494-4092

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V494-1358.pdf 225.959KB

RCRIT-20V494-1358

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-20V494-6027.pdf 1036.472KB

RCONL-20V494-6027

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-20V494-9242.pdf 41.968KB

RCONL-20V494-9242

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-1

RCLQRT-20V494-8724.PDF 211.229KB

RCLQRT-20V494-8724

 


Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2021-3

RCLQRT-20V494-7255.PDF 211.411KB

RCLQRT-20V494-7255

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
INTERNATIONAL HX 2020-2021

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V494&docType=RCL

 


 

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