Tuesday

Kenworth T700 Recall

Do you own one of these potential lemon trucks? Was it really fixed yet, or do you know for sure?

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     KENWORTH T700   2011
Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATEDMfr's Report Date: JUL 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V388000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
Summary: 
  PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 KENWORTH T700 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FONTAINE ULTRA LT MODEL FIFTH WHEEL MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 5, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 13, 2010. DURING THE TRAILER COUPLING PROCESS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A DRIVER TO PARTIALLY CLOSE THE FONTAINE ULTRA LT MODEL FIFTH WHEEL AROUND THE TRAILER KINGPIN WITHOUT THE FIFTH WHEEL BEING FULLY ENGAGED AND LOCKED.
Consequence: 
  A PARTIALLY COUPLED FIFTH WHEEL MAY RESULT IN A TRAILER UNEXPECTEDLY SEPARATING FROM THE TRACTOR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Kenworth says all the affected vehicles have been repaired. Was your truck fixed yet? If not, get it in to a dealer right away. This "unlocked" fifth wheel danger can be a deadly defect that can cause an accident.

If you have a lemon Kenworth truck and your dealer isn't taking care of your lemon truck, call us for free help. Getting rid of lemon trucks is what we do everyday. Call us on our toll free lemon truck phone line right now, at 1.888.331.6422, or click here and email us right now.


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