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116,000 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks recalled for crash concerns


Truck maker PACCAR recently recalled more than 116,000 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks over a gear shifter issue.

On March 14, 2024, PACCAR issued a recall for 116,343 trucks for safety issues related to “improperly crimped connectors in the gear shifter.”

“The right-hand gear shifter stalk connectors may have been improperly crimped, resulting in a loss of communication. A loss of communication between the gear shifter and the transmission may result in the vehicle becoming disabled after coming to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall documents state.

See the list of affected Peterbilt and Kenworth makes and models below:

  • KENWORTH/T180/2021-2024 
  • KENWORTH/T280/2021-2024 
  • KENWORTH/T380/2021-2024 
  • KENWORTH/T480/2021-2024
  • KENWORTH/T680/2021-2025 
  • KENWORTH/T880/2021-2024 
  • KENWORTH/W990/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/348/2021-2024
  • PETERBILT/365/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/367/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/389/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/535/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/536/2021-2024
  • PETERBILT/537/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/548/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/567/2021-2024 
  • PETERBILT/579/2021-2024

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by May 7, 2024.

Dealers will inspect and replace the gear shifter assembly for free if needed.

Truck owners who have questions about the recall may contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5888 or Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR’s numbers for this recall are 24PBE and 24KWE.


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