Kenworth and Peterbilt medium- and heavy-duty trucks have been recalled for potential steering problems. - Image: HDT graphic

Kenworth and Peterbilt medium- and heavy-duty trucks have been recalled for potential steering problems.

Image: HDT graphic

Paccar has recalled nearly 3,900 medium- and heavy-duty trucks with diesel powertrains for a steering issue that could cause a loss of control.

The tie rod or drag link assembly may contain a tie rod or drag link with a ball stud out of hardness specification. An out of hardness specification ball stud may fracture. If this happens, the driver may experience a loss of steering and reduced vehicle control, which may increase the risk of a crash.

About 18% of the recalled trucks are estimated to have the defect. Owners are advised not to drive recalled vehicles until the remedy has been completed. No warning signs have been identified prior to failure.

As of June 6, 2024, Paccar had received no warranty claims or reports about trucks in the field that may be related. Zero reports of deaths or injuries have been received.

Which Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks Were Recalled?

Vehicles recalled include:

  • 2025 model year Kenworth K270, K370, T280, T380, T480, T680, T880, W900, and W990 trucks.
  • 2025 model year Peterbilt 220, 536, 537, 548, 567, 579, and 589 trucks.

The affected vehicles have chassis built with drag link part numbers J20-6067, J20-6071, J20-6072, J20-6073 during a period when suspect lots were at Paccar production plants. Chassis with tie rod part numbers 817755, 971092, 971776, 10036700, or 10036701 installed on front axles during this period may have parts from an axle supplier that had suspect ball stud lots on hand.

The period in question is April 10, 2024-June 4, 2024.

Dealers will inspect and replace the tie rod and drag link assemblies as necessary, free of charge. Dealer and owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 11.

Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5888 and Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4220. Paccar’s numbers for this recall are 24KWG and 24PBG.

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