Good morning from Rogers, Arkansas, reporting live from “The Future of Supply Chain.” We had a recall over the weekend for 2018, 2019 and 2020 Peterbilts and Kenworths. PACCAR detected an issue with the steering arm to knuckle connectors, causing the fasteners (bolts) to fail and break apart.
“The Dana D-Series axle steer arm fasteners, that attach the steer arm to the steering knuckle, may fail. Reported failures occurred during low speed maneuvering operations when steering forces are highest.” – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
There were no crashes caused by the defect reported in the paperwork PACCAR filed with NHTSA. The recall information posted by NHTSA can be found here. Dealers and customers will be notified formally June 24, and a follow-up letter will be sent out after a fix has been identified and ready for distribution.
The recall affects certain 2018-2020 Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, W900 and W990 models, as well as Peterbilt 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 389, 520, 567 and 579 models. PACCAR expects less than 1% of the trucks in the recall to have the issue.