Kenworths recalled; engine harness cited

Updated Sep 23, 2018

Paccar recently issued a recall of more than 11,000 Kenworth tractors.

The recall of some 11,429 vehicles, stems from engine harnesses for trucks equipped with ISX15 engines that may have been manufactured without check engine light and stop engine light circuits. This could prevent the driver from being warned of a serious engine problem.

Affected trucks, manufactured between July 23, 2015, and Aug. 17, 2018, include:

  • 2016-2019 Kenworth C500
  • 2016-2019 Kenworth T660
  • 2016-2019 Kenworth T800
  • 2016-2019 Kenworth W900

Paccar will begin notifying owners on Oct. 19, and dealers will inspect or test the ISX15 engine harness and install an overlay jumper harness to supply the missing circuits.

Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-800-473-8372 with recall number 18KWE. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-555.