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INternational Recalls 2008 & 2009 Trucks

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
INTERNATIONAL / 3000 RE 2008 - 2009
INTERNATIONAL / 4000 2008 - 2009
INTERNATIONAL / FBC 2008 - 2009
INTERNATIONAL / SFC 2008 - 2009
Manufacturer : INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date : MAR 20, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V146000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 330
Summary:
 INTERNATIONAL IS RECALLING 330 Model Year 2008-2009 4000 SERIES TRUCKS AND 3000 RE, FBC, AND SFC BUSES. A MANUFACTURING DEFECT IN THE SUBASSEMBLY OF THE FRONT AXLE WHEEL HUBS RESULTED IN THE BEARINGS BEING INADEQUATELY LUBRICATED. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE FRONT AXLE BEARINGS TO OVERHEAT WHICH CAN RESULT IN BEARING SPALLING, SEIZING, OR RELATED DAMAGE.
Consequence:
 SUCH DAMAGE MAY RESULT IN WHEEL LOCKUP OR FRONT WHEEL SEPARATION ON THE HIGHWAY WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING TO THE DRIVER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT AXLE BEARINGS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE AND/OR PROPERLY LUBRICATE THE BEARINGS.