1,100 Kenworths, Peterbilts recalled

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Wednesday, Sept. 9, announced a recall of about 1,100 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks because of a problem with an axle assembly.

The NHTSA recall states the axles may have lower rear pivot bolts that are not long enough to sufficiently engage the locking feature of the corresponding nuts, The short screws can cause the hardware to separate from the suspension system and become road hazards, increasing the risk of a crash or injury, according to the NHTSA’s documents.

Several 2020-21 models of Kenworth and Peterbilts are included in the recall including:

  • Kenworth T800
  • Kenworth T880
  • Kenworth W900
  • Kenworth W990
  • Peterbilt 348
  • Peterbilt 365
  • Peterbilt 367
  • Peterbilt 389
  • Peterbilt 520
  • Peterbilt 567

PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers inspect suspect chassis and replace the pivot bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Oct. 24. Owners may also contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5888 and Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR’s numbers for this recall is 20PBE and 20KWC.