PETERBILT 340 2010: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Make : PETERBILT Model : 340 Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2008-11-28 - 2010-04-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V162000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-06-21 Date Received by ODI: 2010-04-20 Date Added to Database: 2010-04-20
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 0410-B
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 531
Summary:
      PETERBILT IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 MODEL 325, 330, 335, 337, 340, AND 348 TRUCKS. THE HOOD ANTI-BLOWDOWN DEVICE IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT UNINTENDED AND UNEXPECTED HOOD CLOSURE. THE DEVICE WITHIN CAN BECOME HINDERED OR INOPERATIVE DUE TO UNINTENTIONAL LATCH MOVEMENT WHICH INTERFERES WITH THE HOOD PIVOT J-HOOK, LATCH MISALIGNMENT, OR LATCH FALLOUT.
Consequence:
      AN UNINTENDED LATCH CLOSURE CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL HOOD ANTI-BLOWDOWN RETENTION CABLES TO THE RADIATOR AND HOOD ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 21, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PERTERBILT AT 940-591-4196.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      PETERBILT RECALL NO.0410B.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 .