22PBF Mirror May Detach and Become Road Hazard – 2022-2023 Peterbilt 579

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December 16, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V940000

Mirror May Detach and Become Road Hazard

A molded hood mirror that falls into the roadway can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V940

Manufacturer PACCAR Incorporated

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,565

 

Summary

PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Peterbilt 579 vehicles. The molded hood mirror assemblies may break at the pivot joint and, if unsecured by a harness or tether, can fall into the roadway.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect for a wire harness or tether and replace the hood mirror assembly as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 14, 2023. Owners may contact Peterbilt’s customer service at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR’s number for this recall is 22PBF.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


Safety Recall – A mirror with a pivot joint break that does not have a wire harness or tether can result in foreign object debris on the roadway increasing the risk of a crash and/or injury.

 

Introduction

Certain model 579 MLU trucks equipped with molded hood mirrors may experience a mirror pivot-joint failure. Within that population of trucks, there are mirrors that do not have a wire harness or tether to keep the upper half of the mirror with the truck if the pivot joint fails.

 

Situation

2,995 (2,565 US and 430 CAN) model 579 MLU MY 2022-2023 with molded hood mirror.

 

Resolution

Campaign

Inspect mirrors for presence of wire harness or tether. Replace mirror assembly if no wire harness or tether is present.

 

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Chronology :

10-27-2022: Engineering notified Safety & Compliance that warranty claims were being received for hood mirrors breaking at the pivot joint.

10-28-2022 Engineering provided list of trucks built with L59-6006 mirror.

11-09-2022 Engineering warranty group provided warranty claims for Safety & Compliance to review.

11-16-2022 Engineering warranty group provided updated warranty claims. Engineering provided details on pivot joint failures and corrective actions at the supplier.

11-17-2022 Engineering forwarded Safety & Compliance questions on to the supplier.

11-21-2022 Supplier answered questions Safety & Compliance had.

11-22-2022 Safety Committee reviewed investigation. They requested that the mirror build dates and failures be compared to determine if the failure rate varied throughout the suspect time frame.

11-23-2022 Customer service group provided US/Canada registry for suspect chassis list.

11-30-2022 Met with supplier to review warranty claims and returned parts to help determine how each failed and whether they had a wire harness or tether. 58 warranty claims out of 28,734 mirrors built for a 0.2% failure rate.

12-13-2022: Safety Committee determines a safety related defect exists.

As of 12-13-2022, PACCAR received 77 warranty claims and 1 report about 3 trucks in the field that may be related between January 2021 and December 2022. Zero reports of deaths or injuries have been received.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PETERBILT 579 2022-2023

 


8 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V940-4711.pdf 646.064KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V940-4097.PDF 213.972KB

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Safety Bulletin

RCSB-22V940-9928.pdf 780.207KB

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ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-22V940-2281.pdf 209.082KB

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ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-22V940-0337.pdf 95.868KB

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Safety Bulletin

RCSB-22V940-3600.pdf 186.414KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V940-4426.pdf 210.166KB

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Recall 573 Report – April 13, 2023

RCLRPT-22V940-3797.PDF 214.122KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V940&docType=RCL

 


 

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