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Thousands of Kenworths and Peterbilts recalled for brake failure risk

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PACCAR recently recalled more than 8000 trucks for a potential brake defect that could result in a crash.

The recall affects certain 2021-2024 Kenworth T280, T380, T480, Peterbilt 536, 537, and 548 vehicles.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents, in affected trucks, “when the brake pedal is fully applied and then released rapidly, the pedal plunger that connects the brake pedal to the brake valve may become disconnected, causing the brakes to fail.”

The total number of trucks affected by the recall is 8,008.

PACCAR is currently developing a remedy for the brake issue.

Recall notification letters will be mailed to truck owners on April 16, 2023.

Truck owners who have questions about the recall can contact Kenworth’s customer service at 1-425-828-588 and Peterbilt’s customer service at 1-940-591-4220 and reference recall numbers 23KWB and 23PBB.

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