Paccar Inc. has recalled some 2018 Kenworth T680 and T880, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks whose seat belt buckles could fail in a crash because the assemblies were glued instead of sewn during manufacturing.
If a seat belt buckle assembly separates, a driver or passenger faces a greater chance of being injured in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Paccar began notifying the 6,857 owners of affected vehicles of the recall Feb. 3. Dealers will replace seat belt buckle assemblies that were not sewn for free. About 52 percent of the recalled trucks are believed to have the issue.
The NHTSA recall number is 18V-870. Paccar’s numbers for the recall are 18KWG and 18PBD.