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International 8500 Recalls

There have been 3 recalls on 8500 vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2010-03-17 due to a problem with the battery. Approximately 29460 vehicles were involved. Since 2000, 8500's have experienced approximately 8 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the fan, engine and engine cooling, non-powered axle assembly, fifth wheel assembly and structure. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional International Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

Recalled International 8500 vehicles

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2010-03-17 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-03-17)
Recall Summary: NAVISTAR HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT ON CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN OPTIONAL JUMP START STUD. CORROSION AT THE BASE OF THE STUD MAY CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT BETWEEN THE STUD AND BATTERY BOX.
Hazard: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy: A FINAL REMEDY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. NAVISTAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY INSTALLING A NEW JUMP START STUD. REPAIRS WILL BE PREFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. AN INTERIM ACTION WILL INVOLVE THE REMOVAL OF THE JUMP START STUD AND THE CONNECTING CABLE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERNATIONAL DEALERS AT 1-800-448-7825.
Additional Info: NAVISTAR'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS10506.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V107000
   
2009-03-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-03-30)
Recall Summary: NAVISTAR IS RECALL 7,521 MY 2009 INTERNATIONAL MODEL TRUCKS AND MY 2009 AND 2010 IC SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2008 TO DECEMBER 12, 2008, EQUIPPED WITH A HORTON 2-SPEED FAN DRIVE, IDENTIFIED BY FEATURE CODE 12THT. THE FASTENERS THAT CONNECT THE MAGNET BRACKETS TO THE AIR CHAMBER HOUSING OF THE 2-SPEED ENGINE FAN COULD FAIL RESULTING IN THE MAGNET BRACKET BEING THROWN FROM THE FAN DRIVE AND THE VEHICLE AT HIGH SPEED.
Hazard: THE BRACKET COULD SEPARATE AND STRIKE A PERSON OR MOTOR VEHICLE RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, AND/OR DEATH.
Remedy: NAVISTAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY REPLACING THE ENGINE FAN DRIVE AIR CHAMBER AND MAGNET BRACKETS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JUNE 1, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NAVISTAR TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-448-7825.
Additional Info: NAVISTAR'S RECALL NO. 09502.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V101000
   
2008-02-27 (Published by NHTSA on 2008-02-27)
Recall Summary: INTERNATIONAL IS RECALLING 34,993 MY 2006-2008 SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES AND HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS/TRACTORS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 1, 2006 AND JUNE 28, 2007, EQUIPPED WITH INTERNATIONAL DT466 OR DT570 ENGINES. THE BASE PLATE OF THE ENGINE OIL COOLER MAY CRACK ALLOWING PRESSURIZED OIL TO LEAK INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Hazard: THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE EITHER ENGINE SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING, OR IN EXTREME CASES, POSSIBLE ENGINE FIRE WHICH CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
Remedy: INTERNATIONAL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 21, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 800-448-7825.
Additional Info: INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO. 08502.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=08V089000
   
2007-04-25 (Published by NHTSA on 2007-04-25)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, ONE OR BOTH REAR AXLE HOUSINGS MAY CONTAIN THINNER MATERIAL THAN WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION. OVER TIME, THIS THINNER MATERIAL MAY RESULT IN A FATIGUE FAILURE OF THE REAR AXLE HOUSING, POSSIBLY IN THE LOCATION OF THE BRAKE FLANGE.
Hazard: A CRACK IN THE BRAKE FLANGE LOCATION OF THE REAR AXLE HOUSING MAY RESULT IN A WHEEL END LOCKUP OR WHEEL SEPARATION POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE'S REAR AXLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE AXLE HOUSINGS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 18, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7815.
Additional Info: INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO. 07505.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=07V179000
   
2005-04-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-04-29)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIR OPERATED FIFTH WHEEL SLIDES AND AN MSVA 7-PACK ACCESSORY CONTROLLER, THE 7-PACK CAN ALLOW WATER TO CONTAMINATE ITS CIRCUIT BOARD. THIS COULD RESULT IN INADVERTENT OPERATION OF THE FIFTH WHEEL SLIDE CONTROL.
Hazard: IF THE SLIDE CONTROL ACTUATES WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, MOMENTUM FROM THE TRAILER CAN CAUSE THE FIFTH WHEEL TO SLIDE WITHOUT INPUT FROM THE DRIVER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE MSVA 7-PACK TO A LESS WATER INTENSIVE ENVIRONMENT. A NEW MSVA 7-PACK BASE, THAT HAS BEEN IMPROVED TO PREVENT WATER INTRUSION, AND ALL AIR ACCESSORY SOLENOIDS WILL BE INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 5, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.
Additional Info: INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO.05511. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=05V188000
   
2004-12-02 (Published by NHTSA on 2004-12-02)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE BOLTS THAT MOUNT THE FRONT OF THE CAB TO THE MOUNTING BRACKETS WERE NOT PROPERLY TORQUED AT THE MANUFACTURING PLANT.
Hazard: THESE BOLTS CAN LOOSEN DURING NORMAL VEHICLE USE AND FALL OUT. THIS MAY LEAD TO THE CAB SEPARATING FROM THE VEHICLE'S CHASSIS DURING A VEHICLE CRASH THAT MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy: AS AN INTERIM ACTION, DEALERS WILL PROPERLY TIGHTEN THE EXISTING CAB MOUNTING BOLTS AND REPLACE ANY MISSING BOLTS. AS SOON AS PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, DEALERS WILL REPLACE ALL SIXTEEN BOLTS AND TIGHTEN THEM PROPERLY. AN INTERIM LETTER WAS SENT TO OWNERS ON FEBRUARY 11, 2005. ANOTHER LETTER WAS SENT TO OWNERS ON APRIL 8, 2005, AS SOON AS PARTS ARE AVAILABLE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.
Additional Info: INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO. 05502 (04521 INTERIM ACTION).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=04V569000
   
2004-06-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2004-06-30)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH INTERNATIONAL DT530, CUMMINS, OR CATERPILLAR I-6 ENGINES, THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE BETWEEN THE BATTERIES AND THE STARTER MAY RUB AGAINST AN ELECTRICAL GROUND CABLE BETWEEN THE STARTER AND FRAME RAIL.
Hazard: THIS COULD CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT AND/OR FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR ANY CHAFING. IF THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF CHAFING, A SADDLE CLAMP WILL BE INSTALLED. IF THERE IS EVIDENCE OF CHAFING, THE DAMAGED CABLES WILL BE REPLACED AND THE SADDLE CLAMP INSTALLED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 16, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.
Additional Info: INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO. 04510. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=04V306000
   
2004-04-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2004-04-22)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN TRUCKS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." THE SEAT BELT LATCH FAILED A QUALITY REVIEW.
Hazard: THIS COULD CAUSE THE SEAT BELT LATCH TO BECOME DISENGAGED WITHOUT WARNING IN A VEHICLE CRASH OR DURING EPISODES OF HIGH SEAT BELT LOADING.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-445-7825.
Additional Info: INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO. 04506.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=04V193000
   
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