International recalls more than 1,300 trucks

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International Truck and Engine is recalling International 5000 and International 9000 trucks from model years 2004 and 2005 that have Caterpillar engines – 1,371 trucks in all.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued the recall in December because on certain engines, the variable valve actuation oil line could wear against the cylinder head and break the line if not positioned correctly. An oil leak and fire could result.

Caterpillar and International will fix affected trucks free. Owners may call Caterpillar at 309-675-6496 or International at 800-448-7825. The International recall number is 06501, and the NHTSA campaign number is 06V004000.

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