INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER FC 1993: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Make : INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER Model : FC Year : 1993
Build Dates : 1991-05-21 - 1996-11-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V055000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-03-22 Date Received by ODI: 2002-02-15 Date Added to Database: 2002-02-27
Manufacturers Involved: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02502
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2678
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES, GALVANIC CORROSION ON THE DIE CAST ADAPTER PLATE CAUSES DISTORTION OF THE WAGON WHEEL SEALS THAT ARE MOUNTED ON THE ADAPTER PLATE. IF THE SEALS BECOME DISTORTED, THE TIPPER VALVES CANNOT PROPERLY SEAT AGAINST THE WAGON WHEEL SEALS. IF THE TIPPER VALVES CANNOT SEAT COMPLETELY, THE FLUID CAN BACK FLOW PAST THE VALVES TOWARDS THE RESERVOIR AND CREATE A PRESSURE LOSS FOR THE FRONT BRAKES, THE REAR BRAKES, OR BOTH.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN AN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE WITHOUT WARNING TO THE DRIVER AND THE DRIVER MAY FEEL THE PEDAL FADE OR GO COMPLETELY TO THE FLOOR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND THE MASTER CYLINDERS FOUND TO HAVE THE ORIGINAL DIE CAST ADAPTER PLATE DESIGN WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 22, 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: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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