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Kenworth T680 Recall, Peterbilt 579 Recall, brake system, crash danger


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     KENWORTH T680     2013
     PETERBILT 579     2013

Manufacturer:
PACCAR INCORPORATED
Mfr's Report Date: MAY 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V214000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A


Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Potential Number of Units Affected: 7

Summary:
 PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 KENWORTH T680, AND PETERBILT 579 VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THESE VEHICLES EXCEED THE BRAKE TIMING TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 121 FOR TRAILER CIRCUITS WHEN 15 FOOT COILED TRAILER LINES ARE USED.


Consequence:
 THE LONGER BRAKE APPLY TIME MAY RESULT IN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. 


Remedy:
 PACCAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTALL A RELAY VALVE ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2012

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