Peterbilt Kenworth Recall
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Peterbilt and Kenworth are two of the best brands in the big rig trucking industry. Every freeway has a Peterbilt or Kenworth truck driving on it and there is really no competition. However, with that comes downfalls like the one we are here to present to you today. Earlier this month, PACCAR, the company that manufactures Peterbilt and Kenworth announced a recall. The recall is for a steering part defect.
According to Freight Waves, PACCAR is recalling more than 17,600 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks from the years 2018-2020. The axle steer arm fasteners that attach the steer arm to the steering knuckle has a chance of failing. A small number of certain International and Western Star trucks are also included in the recall but the majority are unfortunately Peterbilt and Kenworth. As mentioned above, the recall includes these Peterbilt and Kenworth 2018-2020 models:
Peterbilt: 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 389, 520, 567 and 579.
Kenworth: T270, T370, T440, T470, T660, T680, T880, T800, W900 and W990.
For truckers, this news is not ideal but this information is necessary for the safety of everyone involved. Unfortunately, there is no answer to the recall yet. The remedy to fix the issue is still being developed. If you are an owner of one of the truck models listed above please reach out to:
Peterbilt: 940-591-4220 with recall number “22 PBB”.
Kenworth: 425-828-5888 with recall number “22 KWB”.
The good news is that less than 1% of the recalled trucks are expected to experience an issue. Similarly, numerous tests of certain trucks in cooperation with Dana Inc. (an American supplier of axles, driveshafts, transmissions, etc.) found no issues. Customers and dealers will be notified of the recall on June 24.
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