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NHTSA Recall 15V456000

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American Government Trucking Topics:  Peterbilt Model 365, Peterbilt Model 367, Peterbilt Model 384, Peterbilt Model 386, Peterbilt Model 388, Peterbilt Model 389, Peterbilt Model 567, Peterbilt Model 579, Peterbilt Model 587

NHTSA Recall 15V456000

Report Receipt Date: July 22, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V456000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 510
All Products Associated with this Recall: 2012-2016 Peterbilt 365, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 367, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 384, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 386, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 388, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 389, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 567, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 579, 2012-2016 Peterbilt 587
Manufacturer: PACCAR Incorporated
SUMMARY: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Peterbilt 365, 367, 384, 386, 388, 389, 567, 579, and 587 trucks manufactured January 13, 2011, to April 20, 2015. The affected trucks, equipped with extended-body Leece Neville alternators, have alternator charge cables that may chafe against a formed metal freon discharge line.
CONSEQUENCE: If the alternator cable rubs through its insulation, an electrical short may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
REMEDY: Peterbilt will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the alternator charge cable away from the metal freon line and install a plastic insulator on the cable end, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2015. Owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000. Peterbilt's number for this recall is 715-K.
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.


DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
17 August 2015Alternator Cable May Chafe
To: Pamela Tonglao, PACCAR Incorporated
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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