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Kenworth C500, T2000, T660, T800, W900 Recalls, Peterbilt 365, 367, 384, 386, 387, 388, 389 Recalls

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
KENWORTH C500 2008-2010
KENWORTH T2000 2008-2010
KENWORTH T660 2008-2010
KENWORTH T800 2008-2010
KENWORTH W900 2008-2010
PETERBILT 365 2008-2010
PETERBILT 367 2008-2010
PETERBILT 384 2008-2010
PETERBILT 386 2008-2010
PETERBILT 387 2008-2010
PETERBILT 388 2008-2010
PETERBILT 389 2008-2010

Manufacturer:
PACCAR INCORPORATED
Mfr's Report Date: JUN 25, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V308000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:COLUMN Potential Number of Units Affected: 293
Summary:

 PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH TRW STEERING SHAFTS. THE CIRCUMFERENTIAL WELD AROUND THE STEERING SHAFT TUBE THAT WELDS THE SPLINED TUBE TO THE NON-SPLINED TUBE MAY BE MISLOCATED. MISLOCATION OF THE CIRCUMFERENTIAL WELD MAY ALLOW THE SPLINED TUBE AND NON-SPLINED TUBE TO ROTATE RELATIVE TO ONE ANOTHER DURING A LOW SPEED, HIGH TORQUE TURN, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A SEPARATION OF THE TWO TUBES.
Consequence:

 A SEPARATION OF THE SPLINED AND NON-SPLINED TUBES WOULD CAUSE A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:

 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING SHAFT USING A WELD PLACEMENT GAUGE.