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NHTSA Recall 11V203000

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Trucking Vehicles:  Kenworth C500, Kenworth T2000, Kenworth T600, Kenworth T660, Peterbilt 387, Peterbilt 388

NHTSA Recall 11V203000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V203000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     KENWORTH / C500 	    	2007-2011
     KENWORTH / T2000 	    	2007-2011
     KENWORTH / T600 	    	2007-2011
     KENWORTH / T660 	    	2007-2011
     PETERBILT / 387 	    	2009-2011
     PETERBILT / 388 	    	2009-2011
Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATED 	Mfr's Report Date: MAR 24, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V203000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,831
Summary:
PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 KENWORTH C500, T2000, T600, AND T660, AS WELL AS MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 PETERBILT 387 AND 388 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH CATERPILLAR C15 ENGINE AND MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 11, 2006, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17, 2010. DEGRADATION OF A COMBUSTION TUBE WELD CAN CAUSE RADIAL HEAT IMPINGEMENT ON THE BODY WHICH MAY BURN THROUGH CERTAIN BODIES USED ON C15 ENGINES.
Consequence:
THIS COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
CATERPILLAR IS HANDLING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE CATERPILLAR'S DEFECT REPORT 11E-006. CATERPILLAR WILL REPLACE THE SINGLE PIECE COMBUSTION TUBE WITH A THICK WALL COMBUSTION TUBE WHICH WILL NOT ALLOW THE HEAT TO BREAK THROUGH. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. DUE TO A PARTS SUPPLY ISSUE, OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE END OF APRIL 2011 ABOUT THE SAFETY DEFECT, AND WILL THEN BE NOTIFIED AGAIN ONCE THE FREE REMEDY IS AVAILABLE, CURRENTLY ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND LATE JULY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CATERPILLAR TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-447-4986.
Notes:
KENWORTH SAFETY RECALL NO. 11KWB & PETERBILT SAFETY RECALL NO. 0311-A. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
2011KENWORTH/PETERBILT/COMBUSTION TUBE/CATERPILLAR
To: Brian Van Bodegraven, PACCAR Inc.
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V203000

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24 March 2011CAT C15 Combustion Tube
Kenworth Recall No.: 11KWB
Peterbilt Recall No.: 0311-A
PACCAR Inc. Law Department
NHTSA Recall 11V203000

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- 281KB - 2 pages


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