June 11, 2013
PACCAR says it is recalling new Kenworth and Peterbilt units over a defect in the ignition switch.
The recall affects model year 2014 Kenworth T170, T270, T370, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 trucks manufactured May 6, 2013 through May 17, 2013 and model year 2014 Peterbilt 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 382, 384, 386, 388, 389, 389K, 567, 579 and 587 trucks manufactured May 1, 2013 through May 17, 2013.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says an internal defect in the ignition switch could cause the starter to engage while a key is partially inserted but not turned, which could cause injury to someone working in the engine compartment.
Additionally, vehicles with standard transmissions may experience unexpected movement. PACCAR says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace affected ignition switches at no cost.
Owners may contact Kenworth at 1-425-828-5000 or Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4000. Kenworth’s recall campaign number is 13KWF. Peterbilt’s recall campaign number is 0513-E.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.