MultiPurpose

Recalls - 1993 KENWORTH KENWORTH

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Recall Number

95E003001

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

AIR SYSTEM BLOCKAGE IN THE AIR DRYER OCCURS DEGRADING THE MOISTURE REMOVING CAPABILITIES OF THE DRYER WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN A COLD ENVIRONMENT AND MOISTURE ACCUMULATES AND FREEZES IN THE AIR DRYER OR IN THE LINE BETWEEN THE DRYER AND THE AIR SYSTEM RESERVOIR. THE AIR DRYER CAN BECOME OVER PRESSURIZED CAUSING THE AIR DRYER CARTRIDGE TO SEPARATE FROM THE MOUNTING BASE.

Defect Consequence

IF THE AIR DRYER SEPARATES FROM THE BASE, THE CARTRIDGECAN SEPARATE SUFFICIENTLY ENOUGH TO CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL EQUIP AIR SYSTEMS WITH A PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE TO BE LOCATED BETWEEN THE COMPRESSOR AND THE AIR DRYER. THIS PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE IS INTENDED TO VENT IF EXCESSIVE PRESSURE DEVELOPS IN THE AIR DRYER.

Notes

SYSTEM: BRAKES; AIR DRYER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH ROCKWELL WABCO SYSTEM SAVER "1000" OR SYSTEM SAVER "TWIN" AIR DRYERS. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITH IN A REASONABLE TIME, CONTACT PETERBILT AT 1-510-790-4013 OR KENWORTH AT 1-206-828-5418. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

STEERING:LINKAGES

Recall Number

93V042000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

AN INCORRECT TOOL WAS USED TO INSTALL PITMAN ARM PINCH BOLTS, RESULTING IN INADEQUATE TORQUE ON THE PITMAN ARM PINCH BOLTS.

Defect Consequence

INADEQUATE TORQUE ON THE BOLTS ALLOWS THE PITMAN ARMTO SLIP ON THE STEERING GEAR OUTPUT SHAFT WHICH RESULTS IN LOSS OF VEHICLECONTROL.

Defect Corrective Action

APPLY CORRECT TORQUE TO INADEQUATELY TORQUED PINCH BOLTS.

Notes

SYSTEM: STEERING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED AT THE STE. THERESE, CANADAFACILITY BETWEEN DECEMBER 18, 1992 AND MARCH 8, 1993.


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