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Massive recall for Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks over gear shifter issue

Over 116,000 semi trucks from Kenworth and Peterbilt have been recalled due to a defect that could lead to increased crash risks. The problem is with connectors in the gear shifter that could be improperly crimped, causing vehicles to become disabled.

Specifics: PACCAR Inc., the manufacturer of the trucks, announced the recall on March 14, 2024, after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted the safety concern.

  • Models made between 2021 and 2025 are affected, including Kenworth's T680 and Peterbilt's 579 among others.

What you should do: Truck owners can expect notification letters by May 7, 2024. Dealers will replace the gear shifter assembly at no cost if needed, ensuring trucks are safe to operate.

If you need assistance or have concerns, Kenworth can be reached at 1-425-828-5888 and Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4220, with PACCAR's recall numbers being 24PBE and 24KWE.

PACCAR has mentioned that until March 8, they haven't received reports of accidents or injuries linked to this issue, as reported by USA Today.

Remember: Busy on the road, it's crucial for truckers to stay abreast of recalls like this to keep themselves and others on the road safe. If you own an impacted model, following up with this recall is important.

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