PETERBILT 379 2006: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Make : PETERBILT Model : 379 Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2006-10-09 - 2006-11-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V033000
Date Owner's Notified: 2007-02-28 Date Received by ODI: 2007-02-06 Date Added to Database: 2007-02-06
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 107A
Component: TRAILER HITCHES:FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 164
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE FIFTH WHEEL KING PIN RELEASE AIR VALVE INTERNAL SPOOL WAS INSTALLED BACKWARDS. THE AIR OPTION OF THE KING PIN RELEASE SYSTEM WOULD BE INOPERABLE. TO CORRECT THIS SITUATION IN PRODUCTION, THE VEHICLE'S AIR LINES WERE MISTAKENLY REVERSED RATHER THAN REPLACING THE VALVE.
Consequence:
      THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE KING PIN CAN RELEASE WITHOUT THE DRIVER'S KNOWLEDGE. WHEN THIS OCCURS, THE DRIVER COULD DRIVE AWAY AND THE TRAILER COULD BECOME DISENGAGED.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE KING PIN RELEASE SYSTEM AND SUSPECT VALVE. IF ANY VEHICLES HAVE A NON-CONFORMING VALVE OR INCORRECT PLUMBING, IT WILL BE REPLACED AND RE-PLUMBED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 28, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PETERBILT AT 940-591-4196.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      PETERBILT RECALL NO. 107A.CUSTOMERS 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.