PETERBILT 579 2017: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Make : PETERBILT Model : 579 Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2012-07-13 - 2016-12-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V471000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-09-19 Date Received by ODI: 2017-07-25 Date Added to Database: 2017-07-26
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 17KWC and 717-B
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5731
Summary:
      PACCAR Incorporated "PACCAR" is recalling certain 2013-2017 Peterbilt 567 and 579 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks equipped with optional spotlights. The spotlight circuit may not be adequately protected in the event of a short.
Consequence:
      A short in the spotlight circuitry may increase the risk of a fire at the cab fuse block.
Remedy:
      PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will change the polyfuse switch in the spotlight circuit to a standard fuse, free of charge. The recall began on September 19, 2017. Owners may contact PACCAR customer service at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR's number for this recall is 17KWC and 717-B.
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.