Workhorse R20

Model R20 made by Workhorse got 5 consumer complains as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to service brakes, hydraulic. . There was one recall concerning engine and engine cooling .

Model 2008


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
10V314000NAVISTAR, INCfrom 02/05/2007 to 09/24/2008V (Vehicle)3909/09/2010ODINAVISTAR, INC07/06/201007/08/2010
Defect SummaryNavistar is recalling certain model year 2008 workhorse r20 chassis manufactured from february 5, 2007 through september 24, 2008, equipped with caterpillar c7 engines. the #5 and #6 fuel lines may crack at the fastening point to the common fuel rail and cause a fuel leak.
Consequence SummaryA fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
Corrective SummaryCaterpiller will notify owners and repair the vehicles free of charge. the safety recall began on september 9, 2010. owners may contact caterpillar toll-free at 1-800-447-4986 or navistar at 1-260-461-1890.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to .

Consumer Complaints

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 Driving to workhorse service center (jim price chevy truck center, charlottesville va) for a different matter the dash warning lights started blinking for brakes, abs, atc and parking brake. service center hooked up computer and determined that the meritor/wabco hydraulic compact unit (hcu) which is the major part of the hydraulic power brake (hpb) system malfunctioned. i learned that these units are on many international brand school buses as well as my workhorse ufo chassis rv and other vehicles and that the hcu is failing on a regular basis on these and other vehicles and that meritor/wabco has redesigned the internals and extended the warranty on same. workhorse arranged to have a redesigned unit from meritor/wabco overnited and installed the next day. however, since it is a critical brake part why has there not been a recall by meritor/wabco? our school children are at risk! please investigate immediately. the newspapers would love to get this first. please get out in front of this quickly. thanks greg smith (540) 907-5464