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Kenworth T270 Recall, Kenworth T370 Recall

2008 KENWORTH T270
2009 KENWORTH T270
2008 KENWORTH T370
2009 KENWORTH T370

Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATED
Mfr's Report Date: APR 17, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V140000
N/ANHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2

Summary: PACCAR IS RECALLING 2 MY 2009 KENWORTH T270 AND T370 4X2 TRUCKS. THE ANCHOR PLATE TIE BAR WHICH REINFORCES THE ANCHOR PLATE ON 73MM CALIPERS WAS NOT INSTALLED. UNDER HIGH TORQUE BRAKE APPLICATIONS THE SLIDE PINS COULD BIND, RESULTING IN A REDUCTION OF THE BRAKING EFFORT AND/OR BRAKE DRAG CAUSED BY INCOMPLETE BRAKE RELEASE; OR THE ANCHOR PLATE COULD FATIGUE, RESULTING IN A CRACKED AND/OR FRACTURE ANCHOR PLATE.

Consequence: THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN REDUCED BRAKING CAPACITY AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES, OR PART OF THE ANCHOR PLATE COULD SEPARATE AND FALL ONTO THE ROADWAY. EITHER OF THESE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKES ON THE AFFECTED CHASSIS FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE ANCHOR PLATE TIE BAR; AND INSTALL THE ANCHOR PLATE TIE BAR IF MISSING.

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