More than 1,000 Peterbilt trucks have been recalled due to a potential tank assembly issue that could lead to a fuel leak.
Paccar is recalling over 1,300 2021-2024 Peterbilt 567 and 579 models, NHTSA documents show. The recall was issued over concerns regarding inconsistent length in u-bolts that mount an air tank to the truck chassis. The length may cause the bolt to touch the fuel tank, which could cause a hole to wear in the tank and lead to a fuel leak.
The dealer will have to cut off the excess u-bolt if it is less than 6 millimeters away from the fuel tank. If the u-bolt has already contacted the fuel tank and damaged it, the tank will need to be drained, and replaced. The u-bolt will then have to be cut down to the bracket.
Letters notifying owners of the recalled rigs will be mailed November 24th. Paccar was first made aware of the issue on June 6th.
The Paccar recall number is 23PBH. The NHTSA recall number is 23V-653.