NAVISTAR 5000 1999: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

Make : NAVISTAR Model : 5000 Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1998-10-26 - 1998-12-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99V102000
Date Owner's Notified: 1999-05-18 Date Received by ODI: 1999-05-04 Date Added to Database: 1999-05-10
Manufacturers Involved: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4553
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH DANA/SPRAGUE WINDSHIELD WIPER ASSEMBLIES. THE KNURLED PIVOT SHAFT "WHICH OPERATES THE WINDSHIELD WIPER ARM" IS WELDED TO A LEVER, WHICH CONNECTS TO LINKAGE FROM THE WIPER MOTOR. THE WELD AT THE PIVOT SHAFT TO LEVER CAN FAIL.
Consequence:
      SHOULD A FAILURE OCCUR DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE OPERATOR'S VISION WOULD BE PARTIALLY OBSCURED.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER SYSTEM, CONDUCTING A "STALL" TEST TO VALIDATE THE INTEGRITY OF THE WELD. ALL WIPER ASSEMBLIES FAILING THIS TEST WILL BE REPLACED.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 18, 1999.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 NAVISTAR 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'.