DuraStar Trucks Recalled for Improper Priming on Windshield and Backlite Glass
July 5, 2012

by Katie O'Mara, komara@glass.com

Navistar is recalling 2013 International Durastar and CityStar trucks for improper installation of the windshield and backlite glass.

Durastar trucks manufactured between February 12, 2012 and March 19, 2012 that were equipped with cab codes of 16030 and 16AAK may have had glass installed without the primer seal application.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the improper priming could cause the glass to separate from the cab and ultimately result in injury.

In March 2012, a random plant audit discovered the priming problem and began performing inspections. According to documents from the NHTSA, after completing pull tests Navistar determined that the bond strength was insufficient and that “urethane sealer was only bonding to approximately 50 percent of the glass surface and therefore may potentially compromise cab structure integrity.”

More than 1,200 vehicles will be affected by the recall. Navistar will be notifying owners and dealers will be replacing the windshield and backlite glass for free. The recall will begin in late August.

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