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.
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.
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.