Recalls Issued for More Than 1,600 2012-2014 Kenworth and Peterbilt Models
February 17, 2014
Paccar is recalling 828 2012 and 2014 model year Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210 and 220 chassis equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, also known as a potting compound.
The specific potting compound used for electrical insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat. If the potting compound is exposed to heat and conducts electricity, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire and personal injury.
Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective component with a new battery equalizer or DC-DC converter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of February.
Kenworth's number for this recall is 14KWD. Peterbilt's number for this recall is 114-C.
The company is also recalling 827 model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 587 models manufactured May 8, 2012 through Oct. 24, 2013, that are equipped with Inteva-brand door pad assemblies.
Due to loose fasteners, the door pull portion of the door pad assembly may separate from the door when used. If an occupant is using the door pull to assist in getting in or out of the vehicle, the sudden detachment of the pull handle may result in a fall, increasing the risk of injury.
Paccar will notify owners and dealers will inspect and torque the fasteners to the correct specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin at the end of February.
Peterbilt's number for this recall is 1213G.
Customers may contact Paccar at 1-425-468-7400.