International: voluntary recall

| 6/18/2002

Navistar International has announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to correct a defect on air brake fittings of certain straight trucks. About 153,000 vehicles built from July 1997 to March 2002 could be affected.

The defect involves a brake valve fitting that connects the double check valve to the brake relay valve, company spokesman Roy Wiley told Land Line. The company informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the defect in May.

Wiley said owner notification began earlier this month. The company is developing repair kits to correct the problem. The kits are scheduled to be available in July or August.