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Thursday, April 3, 2008

INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION RECALLS 4000 SERIES TRUCKS AND 3000 RE, FBC, AND SFC BUSES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
INTERNATIONAL / 3000 RE
2008-2009
INTERNATIONAL / 4000
2008-2009
INTERNATIONAL / FBC
2008-2009
INTERNATIONAL / SFC
2008-2009
Manufacturer : INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date : MAR 20, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V146000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 330
Summary:
 INTERNATIONAL IS RECALLING 330 MY 2008-2009 4000 SERIES TRUCKS AND 3000 RE, FBC, AND SFC BUSES. A MANUFACTURING DEFECT IN THE SUBASSEMBLY OF THE FRONT AXLE WHEEL HUBS RESULTED IN THE BEARINGS BEING INADEQUATELY LUBRICATED. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE FRONT AXLE BEARINGS TO OVERHEAT WHICH CAN RESULT IN BEARING SPALLING, SEIZING, OR RELATED DAMAGE.
Consequence:
 SUCH DAMAGE MAY RESULT IN WHEEL LOCKUP OR FRONT WHEEL SEPARATION ON THE HIGHWAY WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING TO THE DRIVER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT AXLE BEARINGS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE AND/OR PROPERLY LUBRICATE THE BEARINGS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.
Notes:
 INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO. 08504. CUSTOMERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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