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2014 KENWORTH T680 Recall - Campaign #13V048000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2014 KENWORTH T680 RECALL - #13V048000

RECALL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PACCAR is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, manufactured from January 18, 2012, through February 1, 2013; and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 579 and 567 vehicles, manufactured from January 20, 2012, through January 31, 2013. The Exterior Lights Self-Test switch is intended to be used when the vehicle is parked. If the switch is pressed while the vehicle is in motion, the Exterior Lights Self-Test switch will cause all exterior lighting to be extinguished.

Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Vehicle 2014 KENWORTH T680
Manufacturer PACCAR Incorporated
Manufactured between 1/18/2012 - 2/1/2013
Recalled on 2/13/2013
Influenced by PACCAR Incorporated
Owners Notified on 2/28/2013
# Affected 2,019
Recalled for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Description PACCAR is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, manufactured from January 18, 2012, through February 1, 2013; and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 579 and 567 vehicles, manufactured from January 20, 2012, through January 31, 2013. The Exterior Lights Self-Test switch is intended to be used when the vehicle is parked. If the switch is pressed while the vehicle is in motion, the Exterior Lights Self-Test switch will cause all exterior lighting to be extinguished.
Consequences An unexpected loss of lighting during vehicle operation may reduce the driver's ability to see other vehicles, pedestrians, or objects, as well as reduce the truck's visibility to other drivers or pedestrians, increasing the risk of crash.
Corrective action PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will disable the Exterior Lights Self-Test software parameter and remove the Exterior Lights Self-Test switch and install a switch plug in its place. The services will be offered free of charge. The recall began on February 28, 2013. Owners may contact Kenworth at 1-425-828-5000 or Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4000.
Notes The exterior lights will re-illuminate if the switch is pushed again.Kenworth's recall campaign number is 13KWB.Peterbilt's recall campaign number is 0213-B.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.
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