INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 9000 2000: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Make : INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER Model : 9000 Year : 2000
Build Dates : 1999-06-15 - 2000-08-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V140004
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-08-28 Date Received by ODI: 2001-08-02 Date Added to Database: 2001-08-02
Manufacturers Involved: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01510
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 18348
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AXLE ASSEMBLIES WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH TRW MODEL 20EDL BALL SOCKETS/DRAG LINKS. THE TIE ROD BALL-SOCKET BEARINGS HAVE A BELOW SPECIFICATION CASE DEPTH AND/OR HARDNESS WHICH CAN LEAD TO PREMATURE WEAR OUT OF THE SOCKET IN SOME APPLICATIONS.
Consequence:
      IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE DRIVER CAN LOSE STEERING CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRAG LINK ASSEMBLIES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 28, 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'.