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Paccar issues three recalls affecting more than 100,000 Kenworths, a few Petes

Pete KenworthPaccar Inc., who manufactures Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of several recalls, which were issued last week.

The following are three recalls issued by PACCAR last week:

•Paccar says during assembly, certain 2016 Kenworth models did not undergo the rear wheel mounting torque verification process, which could result in the rear wheels being loose and separating from the truck.

Certain Kenworth T660, T680, T800 and W900 trucks manufactured between Feb. 1, 2015, and April 20, 2015, are included in this recall. Paccar estimates 49 trucks to be affected in this recall.

Kenworth will notify owners, and dealers will verify the rear wheel lug nuts are correctly tightened, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been released.

•More than 100,000 Kenworth trucks are included in a recall in which water may leak into the windshield wiper motor, possibly causing the wipers to stop working on the “intermittent” setting, reducing the driver’s visibility. The water may also cause corrosion which, over time, could result in an electrical short.

[related-post id=”113227″/]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, are affected by the recall.

Paccar is still developing and testing a remedy, according to the recall notice.

•Approximately 1,500 trucks are included in a recall in which trucks equipped with the Paccar MX-13 engines and Delco-Remy 40SI alternators have alternator charge cables that may chafe against a formed metal freon discharge line, which could cause an electrical short resulting in a fire.

Included in the 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.

Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the alternator cable away from the metal freon line, free of charge.

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Matt Cole is an Associate Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at mattcole@randallreilly.com.