INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 9000 1999: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Make : INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER Model : 9000 Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1998-07-01 - 2000-07-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V206000
Date Owner's Notified: 2000-08-14 Date Received by ODI: 2000-08-01 Date Added to Database: 2000-08-07
Manufacturers Involved: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00506
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 28010
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS. THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH AND THE CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH ARE MOUNTED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO ALLOW MOISTURE WITHIN THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM TO COLLECT INSIDE THE SWITCHES. IF THE MOISTURE IN THE SWITCHES FREEZES, THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY NOT FUNCTION AND THE CRUISE CONTROL MIGHT NOT DISENGAGE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
Consequence:
      IF THE SWITCHES FREEZE, THE RESULTS COULD BE NO BRAKE LIGHTS TO WARN FOLLOWING VEHICLES AND AN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE IF THE CRUISE CONTROL DOES NOT DISENGAGE AS EXPECTED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL RE-MOUNT THE AIR MANIFOLD AND SWITCHES TO A PROVEN, TROUBLE-FREE ORIENTATION.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 14, 2000. 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. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.