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Kenworth T Recall, Kenworth W Recall, Peterbilt Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
KENWORTH T170 2012-2013
KENWORTH T270 2012-2013
KENWORTH T370 2012-2013
KENWORTH T440 2012-2013
KENWORTH T470 2012-2013
KENWORTH T660 2012-2013
KENWORTH T700 2012-2013
KENWORTH T800 2012-2013
KENWORTH W900 2012-2013
PETERBILT 320 2012-2013
PETERBILT 330 2012-2013
PETERBILT 337 2012-2013
PETERBILT 348 2012-2013
PETERBILT 365 2012-2013
PETERBILT 367 2012-2013
PETERBILT 382 2012-2013
PETERBILT 384 2012-2013
PETERBILT 386 2012-2013
PETERBILT 388 2012-2013
PETERBILT 389 2012-2013
PETERBILT 587 2012-2013
Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATEDMfr's Report Date: JAN 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V026000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15,932
Summary:
 PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 KENWORTH T170, T270, T370, T440, T470, T660, T700, T800, W900, AND PETERBILT 320, 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 382, 384, 386, 388, 389, AND 587 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 31, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2012, AND EQUIPPED WITH BENDIX ATR-6 ANTILOCK TRACTION RELAY VALVES. IN EXTREMELY COLD CONDITIONS, THESE BENDIX RELAY VALVES MAY POTENTIALLY DEVELOP INTERNAL LEAKAGE. INTERNAL LEAKAGE CAN LEAD TO AIR PRESSURE BEING DELIVERED TO AFFECTED PRIMARY OR SECONDARY BRAKE CAUSING CONTINUOUS BRAKE APPLICATION.
Consequence:
 UNEXPECTED CONTINUOUS BRAKE APPLICATION CAN CAUSE THE BRAKES TO OVERHEAT AND LEAD TO A FIRE. UNEXPECTED CONTINUOUS BRAKE APPLICATION CAN CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. ALSO, THE BRAKES MAY BE APPLIED WITHOUT ILLUMINATING THE BRAKE LIGHTS, FAILING TO GIVE PROPER WARNING TO OTHER DRIVERS.
Remedy:
 PACCAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND PROVIDE A TEMPORARY REPAIR UNTIL BENDIX DEVELOPS A PERMANENT REMEDY

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