PETERBILT 579 2017: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Make : PETERBILT Model : 579 Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2013-03-25 - 2018-10-22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V816000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-01-15 Date Received by ODI: 2018-11-16 Date Added to Database: 2018-11-21
Manufacturers Involved: PACCAR Incorporated
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 18KWF & 18PBC
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1619
Summary:
      PACCAR Incorporated "PACCAR" is recalling certain 2013-2019 Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt 579 trucks, greater than 30 feet long and equipped with side extender mounted intermediate marker lamp/turn signals that do not include a reflex reflector. Since both intermediate side marker lamps and reflex reflectors are required, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
      Missing reflex reflectors can reduce the vehicle's visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      PACCAR will notify owners and dealers will install reflex reflective tape, free of charge. The recall began January 15, 2019. Owners may contact PACCAR customer service at 1-918-259-3258. PACCAR's number for this recall is 18KWF, and 18PBC.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108
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.