Risk of ‘Unexpected Engine Shutdown’ Forces Navistar to Recall 27,500 International Trucks

Lisle, IL – Navistar, Inc. is recalling approximately 27,500 trucks due to an issue that causes “unexpected engine shutdown” that “can increase the risk of a crash.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects certain 2017-2021 International LT’s and 2018-2021 International LoneStars.


Navistar informed NHTSA the battery ground cable ring terminal at the frame connecting point of affected vehicles may break.

The break would result in a loss of electrical power and unintended engine shutdown without warning, thus increasing the crash risk.

The recall is expected to begin April 16, 2021.

Owners of affected LoneStar and LT trucks will be contacted by Navistar.


Dealers will replace the battery ground cable for affected units free of charge.

If you believe your truck may be affected, you can contact Navistar customer service at (800) 448-7825 and reference recall #21501.

Additionally, owners may contact NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or go to SaferCar.gov.

Photo courtesy of International Trucks



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