International trucks listed among recalls

| Friday, January 11, 2002

Certain International 2001 models are among the October recalls announced this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because of the possibility of losing headlights.

About 14,000 International 4300 and 4400s built between October 2000 and September 2001 could experience a loss of the low beam headlights, the high beam headlights, or both. A software problem within the Electrical System Controller can cause the circuit for the low beam or the circuit for the high beam headlights to fuse or open.

NHTSA says dealers will reprogram the ESC. International reported that owner notification began in October. Owners who do not receive a free remedy within a reasonable time should contact International at 1-800-448-7825.

Consumers can get up-to-the-minute information on safety recalls, or information on the recall history of a particular make and model of vehicle by calling the agency's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or on the Internet at www.nhtsa.dot.gov. The Hotline also can be used to report safety problems.

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