Paccar Recalls Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks to Fix Fuel System Defect

February 28, 2017 by Carina Ockedahl

Paccar is recalling 465 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks because the plastic fuel tee fittings could leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

The truck recall affects 2015-2018 Kenworth K370, T680, T880 models manufactured between Nov. 18, 2014 and Jan. 18., and 2017-2018 Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks produced from May 16, 2016 to Jan. 18.

Some of the plastic fuel tee fittings on these trucks could leak fuel in the engine compartment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This situation could lead to a fire since the fuel would end up in the presence of an ignition source.

No crashes or injuries related to this defect have been reported.

The problem stems from the manufacturing process when the mold temperature for the tee was too low. When the material flowed into the mold, the knit line may have ended up with small spaces or holes.

Paccar has not yet provided a specific notification date for dealers and truck owners.

One Response

  1. Marcia

    Hi, my name is Marcia I lease a t680 KW. Early November 2016 I had the DPF system clean and as I lay in a hotel room writing my truck is down again because it will not regen.. I don’t know what to do if just 4 months ago it was in the shop.


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