PETERBILT 372 1988: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:BLOWER

Make : PETERBILT Model : 372 Year : 1988
Build Dates : 1988-09-01 - 1991-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 91V035000
Date Owner's Notified: 1991-04-12 Date Received by ODI: 1991-03-04 Date Added to Database: 1991-03-13
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:BLOWER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 515
Summary:
     
Consequence:
      THIS COULD RESULT IN MELT DOWN OF SURROUNDING PLASTICHOUSING AND POSSIBLE IGNITION OF THE MELTED MATERIAL, RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
      REPLACE BLOWER SWITCH RESISTOR WITH RESISTOR WITH FUSIBLE LINK, AND RELOCATE THE RESISTOR TO A LOCATION WITH INCREASED FLOW OF COOLING AIR.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: BLOWER MOTOR.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS.DESCRIIPTION OF DEFECT: BINDING OR FREEZING OF BLOWER MOTOR WITH LOSS OF COOLINGAIR AND INCREASED CURRENT DRAW COULD CAUSE BLOWER SWITCH RESISTOR COIL TO HEATEXCESSIVELY.