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International Truck and Engine Company Recalls

International Truck and Engine Company

Models:

International 1652 Years: 2000-2001 International IC Years: 2000-2001 International Commercial Buses Years: 2000-2001

Number Involved: 957

Dates of Manufacture: March - December 2000

Defect: On heavy duty trucks and bus chassis equipped with hydraulic brakes and automatic transmissions, misalignment of the brake pedal can cause delayed brake light activation during light braking applications. If the brake lights do not activate properly, other drivers would not be aware of the brake application, which could lead to a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will install a new brake pedal. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact International at 1-800-448-7825.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V022/International Recall No. 01501]

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International Truck and Engine Company

Models:

International 8100 Years: 1996-2001 International 9100 Years: 1996-2001 International 9100i Years: 1996-2001 International 9200 Years: 1996-2001 International 9200i Years: 1996-2001 International 9300 Years: 1996-2001 International 9400 Years: 1996-2001 International 9400i Years: 1996-2001 International 9900i Years: 1996-2001

Number Involved: 2,855

Dates of Manufacture: October 1996 - November 2000

Defect: On heavy duty trucks equipped with Haldex automatic slack adjusters and long stroke brake chambers with Dana brakes, the automatic slack adjuster anchor brackets can fail due to fatigue fracture and completely separate, causing the slack adjusters to function as manual slack adjusters. If the support bracket for an automatic slack adjuster fails, the brakes at that wheel end will not automatically adjust. As the brake linings wear, the vehicle will have reduced braking capacity, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will install a new bracket on each suspect slack adjuster. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 22, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact International at 1-800-448-7825.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V023/International Recall No. 01502]