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Kenworth & Peterbilt Recalls Trucks for Brake Issues

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
KENWORTH / C500
2005 and 2006 and 2007
KENWORTH / T800
2005 and 2006 and 2007
KENWORTH / W900
2005 and 2006 and 2007
PETERBILT / 357
2005 and 2006 and 2007
PETERBILT / 379
2005 and 2006 and 2007
Manufacturer : PACCAR INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date : FEB 27, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V099000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 130
Summary:
 PACCAR IS RECALLING 130 Model Year 2005 and 2006 and 2007 KENWORTH C500, T800, W900, AND PETERBILT MODELS 357 AND 379 TRACTOR TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FABCO SLACK ADJUSTERS ON SISU AXLES. THE SLACK ADJUSTERS MAY FAIL AS A RESULT OF A FATIGUE CRACK RENDERING THE SLACK ADJUSTER INOPERATIVE. THIS COULD REDUCE BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS.
Consequence:
 REDUCTION IN BRAKING CAPACITY COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SLACK ADJUSTERS.

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