Lisle, IL – June 5, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Navistar brand, is recalling 5,173 school buses whose steering wheels have not been tightened sufficiently and may detach. This increases the risk of a crash and injury.
Buses affected by this recall include:
- 2022 – 2023 IC Bus CE
- 2022 – 2023 IC Bus RE
- 2023 IC Bus EV
Like most other vehicles, these buses have a retaining nut inside a steering wheel, which holds it in place. This nut might have been tightened insufficiently during the assembly process and could become loose. If that happens, the steering wheel could separate from the column shaft.
Not being able to steer greatly increases the risk of a crash and injury.
Before the steering wheel becomes loose, drivers may notice a rattle coming from it.
Other Daimler recalls
Daimler commercial vehicles had several recent recalls, apart from this Navistar steering wheel recall. Among them, one caused by malfunctioning rearview cameras is the latest one. In addition, some of their big trucks also had steering issues, which resulted in a recall in October 2021.
Dealers will remove the retaining nut and apply a specialized adhesive before fitting it back on. This repair is free of charge.
In addition, Daimler advises owners not to drive these buses until repairs are done. Notifications will be sent between May 23, 2022 and May 27, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Navistar school bus recall is affecting more than 5,000 buses. To do a Navistar recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.