International recalls over 1700 trucks

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — International Truck and Engine Corp. is recalling 5000 and 9000 series trucks with Caterpillar C15 diesel engines manufactured in 2004 and 2005 because of the possibility of an oil-line break.

The recall affects 1,714 International trucks, including 1,371 in the United States, 333 in Canada and 10 exports.

The truckmaker reported that an oil line could be cut by the cylinder head if not correctly positioned. The oil line in question is part of the variable valve actuation, which could wear against the cylinder head and cause an oil leak or fire, the company reported to NHTSA.

Caterpillar is footing the cost of the remedy and the customer notifications. International 5000 and 9000 owners with C15 diesels can call Caterpillar at (309) 675-6496, or International at (800) 448-7825.

Customers can also visit safercar.gov. The recall reference number for International is 06V004000.

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