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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

PACCAR IS RECALLS KENWORTH T800, W900, AND PETERBILT 357, 365, 367, 378, 379, 384, 385, 386,388, AND 389 TRUCKS

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
KENWORTH / T800
2007-2009
KENWORTH / W900
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 357
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 365
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 367
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 378
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 379
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 384
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 385
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 386
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 388
2007-2009
PETERBILT / 389
2007-2009
Manufacturer : PACCAR INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date : MAR 06, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V104000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 318
Summary:
 PACCAR IS RECALLING 318 MY 2007-2009 KENWORTH T800, W900, AND PETERBILT 357, 365, 367, 378, 379, 384, 385, 386,388, AND 389 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH PREMIER TRAILER HITCH ASSEMBLIES. THE PIVOT PIN HAS BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION RESULTING IN A REDUCTION OF FATIGUE STRENGTH OF THE PIVOT PINS.
Consequence:
 THIS REDUCTION COULD CAUSE THE PIVOT PIN TO CRACK AND EVENTUALLY BREAK CAUSING THE TRAILER TO DETACH FROM THE TRUCK WHILE IN MOTION.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE PIVOT PIN FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440 OR PETERBILT AT 1-940-591-4196.
Notes:
 KENWORTH RECALL NO. 08KW4 AND PETERBILT RECALL NO. 208D. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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