Some Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks recalled for methane issue

Updated Jan 14, 2022
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Paccar is recalling some 1,107 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks of various models because the methane detection systems in the trucks won’t function if the system loses power., according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

As a result, the driver could be unaware of a system malfunction or the presence of excessive methane levels, increasing the risk of injury or fire.

Trucks included in the recall are:

  • 2016-2022 Peterbilt 567 and 579
  • 2021-2022 Peterbilt 536
  • 2017-2021 Kenworth T880
  • 2016-2022 Kenworth T680
  • 2018-2020 Kenworth T440
  • 2020 Kenworth T270
  • 2021 Kenworth T280

To correct the issue, dealers will re-wire the warning alarm for free. Owners can contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4220 with recall number 21PBN, and Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5888 with recall number 21KWH. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-00N.