Peterbilt announced that it will recall nearly 2000 trucks because they can drive faster than their tires can safely handle.
The recalled trucks — mainly autohaulers — were manufactured from 2009 through 2016. Officials say the recall was necessary because the trucks can exceed speeds of 75 m.p.h., but the Michelin 295/60R22.5 XZA-2 tires that they are equipped are only rated for 65 m.p.h. top speeds. This could lead to tire failure on the front or steer axle.
Safety experts warn that over 10,000 of the Michelin tires are still on trucks that are on the road today.
The recalled models are as follows:
PETERBILT/337/2010, 2012, 2015-2016
Peterbilt will contact the owners of the recalled trucks. They will be reprogrammed to go no faster than 65 m.p.h.
If you have concerns that your truck might be part of the recall, you can contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000 and reference recall number 1115P.