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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

PACCAR INC. RECALLS KENWORTH T660 TRUCKS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
KENWORTH / T660
2009
Manufacturer : PACCAR INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date : JUN 24, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V280000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 62
Summary:
 PACCAR IS RECALLING 62 MY 2009 KENWORTH T660 TRUCKS. THE 90 DEGREE STANDOFF MOUNTED ON THE FRONT BUMPER SUPPORT MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE HOOD STRUT, WHICH MAY RESULT IN A NON-OPERATIONAL HOOD SAFETY LATCH. THE SAFETY LATCH PREVENTS THE HOOD FROM CLOSING.
Consequence:
 A NON-OPERATIONAL SAFETY LATCH MAY NOT BE DETECTED BY A DRIVER OR MECHANIC AND COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR VEHICLE DAMAGE.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE 90 DEGREE STANDOFF AND REROUTE THE HEADLIGHT HARNESS AWAY FROM THE HOOD STRUT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE CLEARANCE NEEDED. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440.
Notes:
 PACCAR RECALL NO. 08KW8. 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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