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Recalls - 1998 PETERBILT PETERBILT

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

Recall Number

00V029000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED EQUIPPED WITH 1998 CATERPILLAR 3406E ENGINES. THE ROUTING OF THE CATERPILLAR FUEL LINES AND PETERBILT ENGINE WIRING CAN CAUSE RUBBING ON THE FUEL LINE.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRING AND, IF THERE IS EVIDENCE OF RUBBING, THE ELECTRICAL HARNESS AND/OR FUEL LINES WILL BE REPLACED AND ROUTED CORRECTLY.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 1, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PETERBILT AT 1-940-591-4000. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall Number

99V281000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MERITOR 15X4 BRAKE ASSEMBLIES WERE INSTALLED ON LIFTABLE/STEERABLE TAG/PUSHER AXLES CONTAINED A SIZE 12 BRAKE CHAMBER INSTEAD OF THE SPECIFIED SIZE 16 BRAKE CHAMBER.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION WOULD CAUSE DECREASED BRAKING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE CHAMBERS.

Notes

PETERBILT RECALL NO. 1099D. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 10, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PETERBILT AT 1-888-999-6310. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

WHEELS

Recall Number

99V087000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH ALCOA 984650 24.5 X 8.25 WHEELS. THE AFFECTED WHEELS WERE IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN LEAD TO AN OUT OF ROUNDNESS CONDITION CAUSING SEPARATION OF THE TIRE FROM THE WHEEL.

Defect Corrective Action

TIRES WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WHEEL TO IDENTIFY THE HEAT LOT NUMBER AND WHEELS WITH THE AFFECTED LOT NUMBER WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 14, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PETERBILT AT 1-888-999-6310. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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