Navistar is recalling nearly 21,000 IC Bus CE, RE and FE Series school buses this month to fix an oil line that may rupture.
NHTSA recall campaign 12V476000 affects model years 2006 through 2011 for conventional and transit-style school buses manufactured from June 17, 2004 through Oct. 15, 2009. The buses are equipped with I-6 engines within feature codes 12N (PL, PM, PN, PR, PS, PT, PU, PV, SA, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SZ, TB, UA, UB, UC, and UD).
Navistar said the high-pressure engine oil line may develop a leak or possibly rupture. This could result in an engine stall or an engine compartment fire.
The recall was expected to begin on or around Nov. 12. Navistar said it will notify owners of the affected models, and dealers will replace the oil line free of charge.