According to news sources, a recall has been issued by Navistar, Inc. for about 338 2007-2011 IC bus model HC buses after it was found that the brake line could potentially be pinched by a frame member, causing the rear brakes to drag as a result.
The recalled vehicles have rear brakes that can drag when the bus kneeling feature is activated, causing a potential fire due to overheating of the tires. Such fires could increase the risk of crash, injury or property damage.
Vehicle owners can expect to be notified by the company to bring in the recalled vehicle model to their local dealership to receive an inspection of the vehicle, free of charge. Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-448-7825 for more information.
As a Ventura personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer Ventura to learn about the legal options available to you. Please, continue to visit our blog for regular updates about unsafe and dangerous consumer products.