INTERNATIONAL 5500I 6X4 2006: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : INTERNATIONAL Model : 5500I 6X4 Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2006-01-01 - 2013-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V037000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-02-13 Date Received by ODI: 2014-02-04 Date Added to Database: 2014-02-05
Manufacturers Involved: Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 133
Summary:
      Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment Company "Kaffenbarger" is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 International class 8 trucks equipped with Sure Power-brand DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
Consequence:
      Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Kaffenbarger will notify owners and will replace the converters, free of charge. The recall began on February 13, 2014. Owners may contact Kaffenbarger at 1-937-845-3804.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.