Recalls Issued For Nearly 15,000 Freightliner, Western Star, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Autocar Trucks

 Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 Commercial Carrier Journal

Nearly 15,000 trucks manufactured by Paccar, Daimler and Autocar are being recalled for various defects, according to recent documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Paccar is recalling approximately 6,857 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors for an issue with the seat belt assemblies. The company says seat belt buckle assemblies in the affected trucks may have been glued and not sewn during manufacturing, possibly causing the assembly to come apart in the event of a crash. Affected trucks include model year 2018 Kenworth T680 and T880, and model year 2018 Peterbilt 567 and 579. Paccar is notifying affected truck owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt buckle assembles that weren’t sewn for free.