PETERBILT 579 2017: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Make : PETERBILT Model : 579 Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2016-11-15 - 2017-06-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V368000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2018-06-01 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-07
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 18KWD;18PBB
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 85626
Summary:
      PACCAR Incorporated "PACCAR" is recalling certain 2017-2018 Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks and 2015-2018 Kenworth T660, T680, T800, T880 and W900 trucks. In the event that the Anti-lock Brake System "ABS" loses battery and/or ignition power to the controller, the dash warning light for the ABS may not illuminate to warn the driver of the loss of ABS. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 121, "Air Brake Systems," and 136, "Electronic Stability Control System on Heavy Vehicles."
Consequence:
      If the driver unknowingly operates the vehicle without the ABS functioning, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will update the NAMUX software within the cab control module, free of charge. PACCAR issued owners an interim notification on July 30, 2018. Owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-918-259-3258 or Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 121
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.