Isuzu Technical Center of America Recalls Isuzu and Chevrolet Vehicles Due to Loose Rear Axle u-Bolt

Isuzu Technical Center of America recalled certain Isuzu and Chevrolet vehicles due to potential safety risk.

The recall includes the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2015-2017 Isuzu NPR 
  • Model year 2016-2020 Isuzu NPR XD
  • Model year 2016-2020 Isuzu NPR HD
  • Model year 2016-2020 Isuzu NQR
  • Model year 2016-2021 Isuzu NRR
  • Model year 2017-2020 Chevrolet 4500XD
  • Model year 2017-2020 Chevrolet 4500HD
  • Model year 2017-2020 Chevrolet 5500HD
  • Model year 2020 Chevrolet 5500XD 

The U-bolt nuts for the rear axle may not have been properly tightened and may loosen, causing the axle to misalign.

The misalignment may cause the propeller shaft to separate, causing a loss of power to the rear wheels and a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Isuzu will notify owners, while dealers will inspect and replace and tighten the rear axle U-bolt nuts, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 23, 2021.

There have been no reported incidents to date.

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