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Paccar recalls 3,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors

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Paccar is recalling more than 3,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors due to an issue that could cause the ABS warning light to not illuminate in the event of an ABS failure.

More than 3,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors are being recalled over an issue with the anti-lock braking system dash warning light not working properly, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Paccar is recalling 3,043 trucks in which, in the event that the ABS loses battery and/or ignition power to the controller, the dash warning light for the ABS may not light up to warn the driver. NHTSA says a driver unknowingly operating a truck without the ABS functioning increases the risk of a crash.

Trucks affected by the recall include:

  • 2015-2018 Kenworth T660
  • 2015-2018 Kenworth T680
  • 2015-2018 Kenworth T800
  • 2015-2018 Kenworth T880
  • 2015-2018 Kenworth W900
  • 2017-2018 Peterbilt 567
  • 2017-2018 Peterbilt 579

Paccar will begin notifying truck owners on July 24. Dealers will update the software in the cab control module free of charge. Affected truck owners can contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-918-259-3258 or Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-368.

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