INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 4000 1997: WHEELS

Make : INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER Model : 4000 Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1986-01-01 - 2001-01-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V137000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-08-16 Date Received by ODI: 2002-05-10 Date Added to Database: 2002-05-20
Manufacturers Involved: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01505
Component: WHEELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 801
Summary:
      CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS, TRUCK TRACTORS, AND BUSES EQUIPPED WITH 195/75R22.5 TIRES MOUNTED ON 7.5 INCH WIDE WHEELS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS." THESE TIRES AND RIMS DO NOT MATCH.
Consequence:
      TIRES MOUNTED ON RIMS THAT ARE TOO NARROW COULD EXPERIENCE A DECREASE IN SIDEWALL DURABILITY, AND COULD ALSO EXPERIENCE HIGHER TREADWEAR FOR TIRES MOUNTED ON THE STEERING AXLE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW RIMS OF AN ACCEPTABLE WIDTH "8.25 - 9 9INCHES" FOR THE 295/75R22.5 TIRE SIZE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 23, 2002. 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: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 120
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.