Over 100,000 Kenworth Trucks Recalled

Nearly 700 Freightliner And Western Star Trucks Recalled For Axle Defect

The NHTSA has announced that over 100,000 Kenworth trucks and a few Peterbilts are being recalled.

–Three recalls were issued, but the biggest recall was on 11 different models of newer Kenworths. The recall was issued because water could leak into the windshield wiper motor, causing wipers to fail when they are on the intermittent setting. If left unchecked, the corrosion could cause an electrical short. The models of Kenworths that are being recalled were manufactured from 2011-2016. This recall affects over 100,000 trucks.

The specific models involved in this recall are: model year 2011-2016 Kenworth 963, T270, T370, T440, T470, C500, C540, C550, T680, T800 and W900 models manufactured from Nov. 1, 2010, to April 7, 2015.

–The second recall was for 2016 Kenworth models. The recall is due to a failure to verify the rear wheel mounting torque process, which could end in the rear wheels coming off of the truck. This recall affects about 50 trucks.

The specific models involved in this recall are: certain Kenworth T660, T680, T800 and W900 trucks manufactured between Feb. 1, 2015, and April 20, 2015.

–The third recall affects about 1500 trucks that are equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines and Delco-Remy 40SI alternators. These trucks have alternator charge cables that could cause an electrical short and start a fire.

The specific models involved in this recall are: 2014-2016 Kenworth T660, T680, T880 trucks manufactured from Feb. 18, 2013 to April 10, 2015, and 2011-2016 Peterbilt 386, 389, 567, 579 and 587 trucks manufactured from Dec. 13, 2010, to April 20, 2015.

Sources:
Commercial Carrier Journal