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PACCAR, Incorporated Recalls

PACCAR, Incorporated

Models:

Kenworth T600 Years: 1999-2001 Kenworth T800 Years: 1999-2001 Kenworth C500 Years: 1999-2001 Kenworth W900 Years: 1999-2001

Number Involved: 1,992

Dates of Manufacture: May 1999 - January 2001

Defect: On heavy duty trucks equipped with an optional firewall-mounted circuit breaker, the main cab power and battery power leads were attached incorrectly. This condition can result in the main cab power being unprotected. If a wiring short occurred anywhere along the cab power circuit, the available battery power could arc and cause subsequent damage to the vehicle or a fire.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and correct the problem, as needed. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during March 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kenworth at 1-206-828-5418.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V021/Kenworth Recall No. 01KW1]

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Models:

Peterbilt 330 Years: 1996-2001 Peterbilt 357 Years: 1996-2001 Peterbilt 378 Years: 1996-2001 Peterbilt 385 Years: 1996-2001

Number Involved: 6,623

Dates of Manufacture: January 1996 - January 2001

Noncompliance: Certain heavy duty trucks do not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, ASeating System,@ and No. 210, ASeat Belt Assembly Anchorages.@ Some fasteners used to attach the shoulder belt anchor bracket to the cab structure were omitted during production.

Remedy: Dealers will add the necessary fasteners. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during March 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4171.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V054/Peterbilt Recall No. 201-A]