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Kenworth T270 REcall, Kenworth T370 Recall, Air Lines Leak Crash Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     KENWORTH T270     2012-2013
     KENWORTH T370     2012-2013
Manufacturer: PACCAR Incorporated Report Receipt Date: OCT 12, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V530000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS    
2013 Kenworth T270 Recalled for Air Lines Leak

Potential Number of Units Affected: 15   

Summary:
 Kenworth is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 T270 and T370 medium duty trucks built with Eaton Ultrashift transmissions between December 7, 2011, and April 6, 2012. The air harness from the treadle valve on the affected vehicles was routed in a manner that can cause the air brake lines to be pinched between the cab and the electronic clutch actuator of the Eaton Ultrashift transmission. Significant movement between the cab and transmission can cause progressive wear and an eventual leak in the air lines.   

Consequence:
 Air lines which leak can cause reduced brake function, which may result in a crash.

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