PETERBILT 379 2006: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS

Make : PETERBILT Model : 379 Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-01-27 - 2007-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V099000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-03-21 Date Received by ODI: 2008-03-04 Date Added to Database: 2008-03-04
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 08KW2 & 208C
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SLACK ADJUSTERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 130
Summary:
      PACCAR IS RECALLING 130 MY 2005-2007 KENWORTH C500, T800, W900, AND PETERBILT MODELS 357 AND 379 TRACTOR TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH FABCO SLACK ADJUSTERS ON SISU AXLES. THE SLACK ADJUSTERS MAY FAIL AS A RESULT OF A FATIGUE CRACK RENDERING THE SLACK ADJUSTER INOPERATIVE. THIS COULD REDUCE BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS.
Consequence:
      REDUCTION IN BRAKING CAPACITY COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SLACK ADJUSTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 21, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440 AND PETERBILT AT 1-940-591-4196.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      KENWORTH RECALL NO. 08KW2 AND PETERBILT RECALL NO. 208C.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.