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NHTSA RECALL: 2010 Kenworth Trucks


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SEE ALSO: NHTSA Car and Truck Recalls - 2011-1947

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
KENWORTH / T2000 2010
KENWORTH / T660 2010
KENWORTH / T800 2010
KENWORTH / W900S 2010

Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date: DEC 22, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V490000 N/A

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3078

Summary: KENWORTH IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 T2000, T800, T660 AND W900S TRUCKS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JULY 1, 2009 AND OCTOBER 23, 2009. THE FASTENERS ATTACHING THE STEERING GEAR TO THE FRONT DRIVE BRACKET MAY HAVE RECEIVED INSUFFICIENT TORQUE DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS RESULTING IN LESS THAN REQUIRED CLAMP LOAD.

Consequence: THE INSUFFICIENT CLAMP LOAD MAY ALLOW THE FASTENER(S) TO BECOME LOOSE AND FALL AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE RESULTING IN ROAD DEBRIS. IF MULTIPLE FASTENERS WERE TO BECOME LOOSE, THE VEHICLE STEERING MAY WANDER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RE-TORQUE THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KENWORTH AT 425-828-5440.

Notes: KENWORTH RECALL NO. 09KWB. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

SEE ALSO: NHTSA RECALL DATABASE