Cummins recalls 5,430 heavy duty diesel truck engines

Cummins Inc. is recalling 5,430 heavy duty diesel truck engines because of a defect with the electronics system that could cause the engine to stall unexpectedly and increase the risk of an accident.

A safety recall report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the recall is for three specific parts of Cummins’ ISX12 and ISX15 engine models made between March 7 and April 12. The engines are manufactured at the company’s engine plant in Jamestown, New York.

Each engine is equipped with an Engine Control Module. The engines are washed after assembly and testing, and before being painted. During the washing process, the Engine Control Module connector port is covered with a masking cap to prevent water from entering the port. However, defective masking caps allowed water to enter the Engine Control Modules, according to the safety recall report.

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at johannesen@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5639.