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International truck

Navistar International is the largest U.S. builder of long-haul freight trucks.

A new International/Navistar truck is much more expensive than any new F550. Also, maintenance, fuel cost, and insurance are much more. This is a good truck for a big van body, for hauling a huge amount of weight.

In a 2012 study, International ranks second in the vocational segment.

International (Harvester), Navistar Trucks Problems
  • Older models have to be retrofitted or require engine upgrades.
  • Navistar used an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology that directed emissions back into the engine’s cylinders to lower the released nitrogen oxide. The technology had the purpose of complying with federal engine emission rules. However, the technique did not reduce emissions sufficiently and that led to the company paying a penalty of almost $2.000 per engine.
  • Trucks recalled due to a dryer mounting bracket that may fracture, causing air system leaks or a loss of air pressure to the brake system.
  • Navistar recalls trucks equipped with a Cummins ISX 15 liter engine using certain engine control modules (ECM). The ECM’s can experience an internal electrical short that can cause a fuse to blow, resulting in an unexpected engine stall.