KENWORTH C500 2000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Make : KENWORTH Model : C500 Year : 2000
Build Dates : 2001-10-15 - 2001-12-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V033000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-02-25 Date Received by ODI: 2002-02-04 Date Added to Database: 2002-02-07
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02KW2
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 44
Summary:
      ON SOME HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH ALCOA FUJIKURA LTD. "AFL" POWER DISTRIBUTION BOXES "PD BOX", THE PD BOXES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH INSUFFICIENT TORQUE APPLIED TO THE NUT OF THE MAIN POWER FEED-THROUGH STUD.
Consequence:
      INSUFFICIENT TORQUE CAN LEAD TO "1" ELECTRICAL ARCING OF THE WIRES INSIDE OF THE PD BOX, OR "2" AN INTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY TO THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EITHER OF WHICH CAN LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE ELECTRICAL POWER AND POSSIBLY VEHICLE CONTROL WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE NUT ON THE MAIN POWER FEED-THROUGH STUD. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 25, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.