A problem with seat belts has led to the recall of more than 3,800 Kenworth trucks. The recall applies to 15 different models.
The recall covers model years 2018-2024 Kenworth T800 and W900 vehicles, as well as model year 2020 Kenworth T660. The recall applies to a total of 3,841 trucks.
“An additional spacer may have been added to the joint that connects the seat to the seat belt tether and buckle, causing an unsecured connection,” Paccar said in its notice to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls.
According to Paccar, in the event of a crash, the unsecured connection “may not properly restrain an occupant,” increasing the risk of injury to the driver of the vehicle.
Dealers will inspect and remove the additional spacer and replace the bolt, if needed, at no charge.
Owners of impacted vehicles with questions about the recall can contact Paccar’s customer service at 425-828-5888. Paccar’s number for this recall is 23KWK.
Owners also can call NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website. The agency’s identification number for the recall is 23V717000.
Paccar said that it plans to mail recall notification letters to owners on Dec. 25.