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2011 International 4400 - 1HTMRAAM8BH- Independence, MO: June 25th, 2012
On 19 june 2012,, we received information from our ambulance manafacture sales represenative on a safety concern of another ambulance service in the area that reported a failure of the bushings for the torque arms on their 2011 international navastar 4300, which has less than 60,000 miles. Upon receiving this information i immediately took both of our 2011 international navistar 4400 and had them inspected at the international dealership and one of our two 2011 international navistar 4400 was noted that the left rear torque arm bushing had moved out away from the arm and was against the frame of the truck.


2005 International 4400 - 1HTMKAAL85H- Naugatuck, CT: May 22nd, 2012
The contact owns a 2005 international 4400 truck. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall sporadically and without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the positive side cable wire needed to be replaced. The dealer also advised that the failure would likely recur because of corrosive fumes that were emitted from the battery. The failure and the current mileages were 110,118.


2008 International Ce - 4DRBUAAP58B- New Prague, MN: April 2nd, 2012
The driver of this school bus approached a students drop-off location and activated the amber 8-ways. After coming to a complete stop, the driver opened the door to let off the students. Due to a faulty door switch (international part #2207601c1) the red flashing 8-way lights as well as the stop arm failed to activate. This prompted the driver of another vehicle to go past the school bus while it was stopped and the students were unloading. Luckily, no one was injured in this incident. Unfortunately, it's not the first time this switch has failed. Delivery date of this vehicle was aug. 2007. The original switch was replaced on feb. 2008 at 31,000 miles. It was also replaced on sept. 2010 at 60,000 miles, and now in april, 2012 at 92,000 miles. We have 12 other buses with this same switch and all of them have had similar problems.


2006 International 4300 - 1HTMMAAM66H- Miami, FL: December 15th, 2011
The contact owns a 2006 international tow truck 4300. The contact stated that the steering was hard to control, causing the vehicle to swerve and vibrate excessively. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The truck was then taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the directional box. The truck was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,450 and the current mileage was 150,000.


2012 International 7400 - 1HTWEAZR2CJ- Chocowinity, NC: December 15th, 2011
Complaint of ineffective low beams. This 4x4 international 7400 workstar has bumper mounted headlamps. Investigation concluded that "ground" and "high beam" wires were swapped, resulting in low beam circuit being completed through both filaments of the headlamp. Output power was greatly diminished and lighting pattern was diffuse. The problem appears to have been fixed by interchanging the "ground" and "high beam" feeds in the headlamp plugs.


2010 International Prostar - 3HSCUSJR6AN- Millsboro, DE: October 11th, 2011
There is a stainless steel exhaust flex pipe under the cab, right side, just after the regen doser that is wrapped in a flex sheathing. The inside of the pipe cracks and white exhaust flows out and into the cab when the engine goes thru a regen cycle. We had several drivers complain of this issue, upon inspection you can not find any visible cracks in the exhaust. Several drivers were having to put the windows down in order to eliminate the fumes inside the cabin while driving. After sending to the dealer, they advised that the pipe was cracked internally behind the sheathing and needed to be replaced. They advised on the procedure to check for this symptom, you have to use the engine software and force a regen session. Once you do that , you can see the white fuel smoke and smell raw fuel. This is then drawn up thru the hvac duct and puts it inside the cabin. The repair is a 500. 00 pipe plus labor for a total of 800. 00. We have 2 of 5 prostar trucks so far that have had to have this pipe replaced, both drivers with same complaint. *kb


2007 International Ce - 4DRBUAAN48B- Newtown, CT: October 6th, 2011
Vehicle component code: 132000 visibility: glass, side/rear owner operator of school bus states that four (upper-lower-right-left) dual pane door windows have fogged due to water entry between the panes. Owner has removed the panes in an attempt to correct and found that (at least one of) the panes had completely separated from the pane "sandwich. " owner was unable to remove coating from the glass with solvents, etc. This owner is part of a group of eight purchasers who purchased a portion of "on-site" inventory of busses which were all equipped with the same glass feature (i. E. Purchasers did not specify this option). Owner of a related vehicle previously filed voq 10416533.


2008 International Ce - 4DRBUAAN28B- Newtown, CT: October 6th, 2011
Owner operator of school bus states that four (upper-lower-right-left) dual pane door windows have fogged due to water entry between the panes. Owner has removed the panes in an attempt to correct and found that (at least one of) the panes had completely separated from the pane "sandwich. " owner was unable to remove coating from the glass with solvents, etc. This owner is part of a group of eight purchasers who purchased a portion of "on-site" inventory of busses which were all equipped with the same glass feature (i. E. Purchasers did not specify this option). Owner of a related vehicle previously filed voq 10416533.


2004 International 3000 - 4DRBRAAN24A- Sandy Hook, CT: September 18th, 2011
Service door glass. *tt


2008 International Ce - 4DRBUAAN08B- Sandy Hook, CT: August 1st, 2011
The contact owns a 2008 international ce school bus. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and they detected a condensation residue buildup in the glass on the four entry door panels. The white residue completely obstructed the visibility. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 09/28/11*lj updated


2010 International Prostar - 3HSCUAPR0AN- Coldwater, MI: June 1st, 2011
2010 international prostar conventional, unit 1 was traveling eastbound on the ohio turnpike in the driving lane at the 52. 4 milepost. The driver of unit 1 stated her vehicle struck a piece of metal that came off of the right side of the tractor of unit 2. Unit 2 continued eastbound and unit 1 pulled off onto the south shoulder. *bf (ohio traffic crash report # 10-0142-89)*jb


2008 International Ce - 4DRBUAFM88B- Kuna, ID: March 21st, 2011
Hi, i would like to report defective fuel lines on ihc busses. The years range from 2008 365 engine to 2011 maxforce 7. The problem is they have alumium fuel lines and have stainless keepers for the quick disconect. They are rubbing through and causing fuel leaks. It spays up on motor and exhaust. I told our local dealer in 2008 and several times since. It is going to cause fire and or death. I am sure this could be solved by using stainlees lines. The childeren that ride my busses come first. Please help before they kill someone. Thank you


2007 International 9200i - 2HSCESBR07C- Jermyn, PA: March 21st, 2011
2007 international conventional 9200i, unit 1 stated he heard a loud pop as he was pulling into the commodore perry service plaza. Unit 1 pulled in the rear of the plaza and parked in the truck parking lot. Unit 1 stated when he got out to inspect the vehicle it was on fire on the right side drive axle. *bf (ohio traffic crash report # 10-0099-90)*jb updated 03/29/11 *bf


2007 International 9400i - 2HSCNAPR97C- Fraklin, TN: January 21st, 2011
The contact owns a 2007 international 9400i semi truck. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from outside of the vehicle. The brake pedal and the emergency brake were applied with force. The contact exit the vehicle and noticed flames coming from the rear of it near the drive axle. There was also an excessive amount of engine oil on the ground. The contact attempted to extinguish the massive flames. The fire department arrived and completely extinguished the fire. The contact heard the sound of an air leak from outside of the vehicle two weeks prior to the failure. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where the repairs consisted of the replacement of both first drive axles, tires, both brake drums and shoes. In addition, the technician detected a small air leak in the quick release valves. The failure mileage was 461,785.


2010 International Prostar - 3HSCUAPR9AN- Incline Village , NV: December 13th, 2010
The contact owns a 2010 international prostar. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly began to steer to the left. The driver tried to turn the steering wheel to the right but it continued left. The brakes were applied but the vehicle continued left until it crashed. The police appeared on the scene and a police report was filed. The driver and the contact were injured. The contact was taken to a hospital. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 256,700.


2008 International 4300 - 3HTJTSKM88N- Killeen, TX: August 13th, 2010
During a normal dot inspection we found that the rear brake pads were installed backwards at the factory. Although we had not had any brake problems the pad were worn down almost to the point where we could have had a major accident.


2006 International 4300 - 1HTMMAAM27H- Fort Worth, TX: July 27th, 2010
The contact rented a 2006 international 4300 from a vehicle rental facility. While braking from approximately 58 mph, the rear end of the vehicle began to excessively sway from the right, resulted in a single vehicle crash. The contact sustained moderate, unknown injuries as a result. A police report was available. The vehicle was towed to a salvage lot. The vehicle was investigated by the rental vehicle facility which advised there was a hairline fracture in the suspension and the rear axle was missing from the vehicle but not found at the scene of the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 121,003 and the current mileage was 122,126.


2005 International 4300 - 1HTMMAAN95H- Ormond Beach , FL: May 20th, 2010
The contact owns a 2005 international 4300 dump truck. The contact stated the engine would slip into idle mode and when depressing the accelerator pedal, it would not respond. The failure occurred while driving various speeds. There were numerous warning lights illuminated on the dashboard when the failure would occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the wiring harness was replaced. The failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken back to an authorized dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000 and the current mileage was approximately 89,000. Updated 7/16/10 *cn the consumer stated the wiring harness had friction breaks in numerous spots; along the frame and engine causing a short and caused the truck to shut down with no warning. The truck had to be towed to the dealer twice. Updated 07/22/10*jb


2001 International 4700lp - 1HTSCAAM31H- Nesconset, NY: May 19th, 2010
The contact owns a 2001 international 4700lp series box truck. While driving with the cruise control activated, the contact noticed that all the gauges on the instrument panel would stop functioning when the vehicle drove over a bump in the road. The odometer also did not indicate the amount of miles traveled. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but was offered no assistance. The current and failure mileages were unknown. Updated 07/26/10. *lj the consumer stated the speedometer was not working, as well as the fuel gauge, temp, oil and odometer. Updated 09/28/10


2006 International Ce - 4DRBUAAN35B- Andrew, IA: May 12th, 2010
The contact owns a 2006 international ce bus. While driving at speeds of 50 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact moved the vehicle from the roadway and discovered a fuse had failed. The contact replaced the fuse and when restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The vehicle was not taken to an authorized dealer to be examined. The failure and current mileages were 35,000.