INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 2000 2001: STEERING:LINKAGES:ARM:IDLER AND ATTACHMENT

Make : INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER Model : 2000 Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2001-04-02 - 2001-04-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V187000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-07-20 Date Received by ODI: 2001-06-07 Date Added to Database: 2001-06-11
Manufacturers Involved: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01507
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:ARM:IDLER AND ATTACHMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 109
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 20,000 POUND RATED DANA I-200 FRONT STEER AXLES. THERE ARE VISIBLE CRACKS IN THE SEAL DIAMETER AND LARGE BEARING DIAMETER ON THE FRONT AXLE KNUCKLES, WHICH CAN REDUCE THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THE KNUCKLES.
Consequence:
      IF ONE OF THE SUSPECT STEERING KNUCKLES FAILS, THE WHEEL AT THAT WHEEL END WOULD COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING AND THE DRIVER WOULD EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TWO FRONT STEERING KNUCKLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 20, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.