Summary: Navistar is recalling certain model year 2013 International ProStar commercial trucks, manufactured from May 14, 2012, through August 14, 2012, and equipped with tow hook feature code 01570. The tow hooks may not have been heat treated to specification resulting in reduced strength.
Consequence: Improperly heat treated tow hooks may unexpectedly break during vehicle recovery, resulting in the towed vehicle separating from the towing vehicle while in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash without warning with accompanying vehicle damage, injuries or deaths.
Remedy: Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suspect tow hooks, free of change. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, December 17, 2012. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-800-448-7825.