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Kenworth T2000 Recall, Kenworth T660 Recall, Kenworth T800 Recall, Kenworth W900 Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
KENWORTH T2000 2009-2010
KENWORTH T660 2009-2010
KENWORTH T800 2009-2010
KENWORTH W900 2009-2010
Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date: OCT 21, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V415000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY Potential Number of Units Affected: 914
Summary:

 KENWORTH IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2010 T2000, T800, T660 AND W900 TRUCKS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 12, 2008 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2009. THE AXLE U-BOLTS ATTACHING THE AXLE TO THE SUSPENSION LEAF SPRING ON CERTAIN AG400L REAR SUSPENSIONS MAY HAVE RECEIVED INSUFFICIENT FASTENER TORQUE DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS. THE INSUFFICIENT TORQUE MAY ALLOW THE AXLE U-BOLT TO BECOME LOOSE, WHICH MAY CAUSE VIBRATION IN THE REAR SUSPENSION.
Consequence:

 IF MULTIPLE FASTENERS WERE TO BECOME LOOSE, THE REAR AXLE MAY SHIFT RELATIVE TO THE REAR SUSPENSION LEAF SPRING, WHICH CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH.
Remedy:

 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AXLE U-BOLTS FOR VISIBLE DEFECTS, INCLUDING BENT AND/OR SMASHED THREADS AND RE-TORQUING THE AXLE U-BOLTS TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS.

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