24KWC – Steering Gear Assembled Incorrectly – 2024-2025 Kenworth T280, T380, T480, T680, T880, L770, W990

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January 25, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V044000

Steering Gear Assembled Incorrectly

A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V044

Manufacturer PACCAR Incorporated

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 47,208

 

Summary

PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2024-2025 Kenworth T280, T380, T480, T680, T880, L770, W990, and 2024-2025 Peterbilt 389, 520, 535, 536, 537, 548, 567, 579, 589 trucks. The steering gear assemblies may have been assembled incorrectly with fewer recirculating balls than are required, which may result in a loss of steering control.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and replace the steering gears as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 25, 2024. Owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4220 and/or Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5888. PACCAR’s numbers for this recall are 24PBC and 24KWC.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

12/18/23 – Sheppard contacted PACCAR Safety & Compliance to inform they filed an equipment recall for 128 suspect steering gears sent to PACCAR.

12/19/23 – Began inspection at all affected production plants.

01/05/23 – Warranty search completed.

01/18/24 – Joint Safety Committee determined that a safety related defect does exist. (Dave Stevens delegate for Bryan Sitko)

As of 01/18/24, Paccar received 0 warranty claims and 0 reports about 0 trucks in the field that may be related. 0 reports of deaths or injuries have been received.

 


32 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
KENWORTH L770 2024-2025
KENWORTH T280 2024-2025
KENWORTH T380 2024-2025
KENWORTH T480 2024-2025
KENWORTH T680 2024-2025
KENWORTH T880 2024-2025
KENWORTH W990 2024-2025
PETERBILT 389 2024-2025
PETERBILT 520 2024-2025
PETERBILT 535 2024-2025
PETERBILT 536 2024-2025
PETERBILT 537 2024-2025
PETERBILT 548 2024-2025
PETERBILT 567 2024-2025
PETERBILT 579 2024-2025
PETERBILT 589 2024-2025

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V044-5049.pdf 645.528KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V044-2977.PDF 214.547KB

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Safety Bulletin

RCSB-24V044-1818.pdf 177.718KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24V044&docType=RCL

 


 

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