PETERBILT 220 2013: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
|Make : PETERBILT||Model : 220||Year : 2013|
|Build Dates : 2011-12-14 - 2014-01-03|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V014000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2014-03-31||Date Received by ODI: 2014-01-24||Date Added to Database: 2014-01-24|
|Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 14KWD/1213J|
|Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 828|
PACCAR Incorporated "PACCAR" is recalling certain 2012 through 2014 model year Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210 and 220 chassis equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for electrical insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
If the potting compound is exposed to heat and conducts electricity, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire and personal injury.
PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective component with a new battery equalizer or DC-DC converter, free of charge. The recall began on March 31, 2014. Customers may contact PACCAR at 1-425-468-7400. Kenworth's number for this recall is 14KWD. Peterbilt's number for this recall is 1213J.
|Report Initiator: ODI||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:|
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.