PETERBILT 388 2016: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

Make : PETERBILT Model : 388 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2011-01-31 - 2015-04-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V456000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-09-23 Date Received by ODI: 2015-07-22 Date Added to Database: 2015-07-22
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 715-K
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 288
Summary:
      PACCAR Incorporated "PACCAR" is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Peterbilt 365, 367, 384, 386, 388, 389, 567, 579, and 587 trucks manufactured January 13, 2011, to April 20, 2015. The affected trucks, equipped with extended-body Leece Neville alternators, have alternator charge cables that may chafe against a formed metal freon discharge line.
Consequence:
      If the alternator cable rubs through its insulation, an electrical short may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Peterbilt will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the alternator charge cable away from the metal freon line and install a plastic insulator on the cable end, free of charge. The recall began on September 23, 2015. Owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000. Peterbilt's number for this recall is 715-K.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.