NHTSA Recall 15V458000
Topics: Kenworth T440, Kenworth T470, Kenworth T660, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880
Report Receipt Date: July 22, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V458000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,551
All Products Associated with this Recall: 2011-2016 Kenworth T440, 2011-2016 Kenworth T470, 2011-2016 Kenworth T660, 2011-2016 Kenworth T680, 2011-2016 Kenworth T880
Manufacturer: PACCAR Incorporated
SUMMARY: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Kenworth T440, T470, T660, T680, and T880 trucks manufactured January 14, 2010, to May 22, 2015, and equipped with HID Headlamps and the option for Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). The DRLs are required to deactivate when the hazard warning lights are activated, however, the DRLs on these vehicles override the hazard flashing functionality after the brake pedal is pushed for more than two seconds. Normal hazard flashing functionality returns once the service brake is released. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
CONSEQUENCE: If the hazard warning lamps are overridden by the DRL, oncoming vehicles may fail to be warned, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY: Kenworth will notify owners, and dealers will update the cab controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2015. Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000. Kenworth's number for this recall is 15KWL.
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.
|Date||Document Name & Details||Documents|
|18 July 2015||Part 573 Safety Recall Report: 15V-458|
PDF - 27KB - 2 pages
|18 August 2015||DRLs Override Hazard Lights/FMVSS 108|
To: Pamela Tonglao, PACCAR Incorporated
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
PDF - 50KB - 2 pages
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