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.
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Detailed Recall Information for International 8500
|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.|
|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).|
Additional International ModelsRecalls have also been issued under these model names:
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.