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NHTSA Recall 11V281000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Trucking Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Kenworth T440

NHTSA Recall 11V281000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V281000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     KENWORTH / T440 	    	2011-2012
Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATED 	Mfr's Report Date: MAY 10, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V281000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:QUICK RELEASE VALVE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3
Summary:
PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 KENWORTH T440 TRACTORS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 18, 2010, AND FEBRUARY 9, 2011 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE QUICK RELEASE AIR VALVE REQUIRED IN THE FULL TRUCK SERVICE BRAKE AIR LINE GLADHAND CONNECTION MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. THE OMISSION OF THE QUICK RELEASE AIR VALVE MAY ALLOW THE FULL TRUCK SERVICE BRAKE AIR LINE GLADHAND RELEASE TIMING TO EXCEED THE THRESHOLD OF 0.75 SECONDS BY 1/10TH OF A SECOND, THEREBY FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SAFETY STANDARD.
Consequence:
THE SERVICE BRAKE OF A TOWED VEHICLE OR TRAILER MAY HAVE A DELAYED RELEASE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
KENWORTH DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE QUICK RELEASE AIR VALVE IN THE FULL TRUCK SERVICE BRAKE AIR LINE WITH GLADHAND CONNECTION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY THE END OF JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PACCAR AT 1-425-468-7400.
Notes:
KENWORTH SAFETY RECALL NO. 11KWC. 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 .


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