Nearly 7,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks recalled for seat belt issue
February 11, 2019
•Land Line Staff
Paccar is recalling nearly 7,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks over an issue with the seat belt assembly, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
More specifically, 6,857 various models of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks model year 2018 are affected by the recall.
According to NHTSA, the seat belt buckle assemblies on these vehicles may have been glued and not sewn during manufacturing, possibly causing the assembly to come apart under load, such as in the event of a crash. If the seat belt buckle assembly separates, it can prevent the occupant from being properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected models include (all model year 2018):
- Kenworth T680.
- Kenworth T880.
- Peterbilt 567.
- Peterbilt 579.
Paccar will notify owners and dealers will replace the seat belt knuckle assemblies that were not sewn. Recalls began on Feb. 3. For questions, call Paccar customer service at 918-259-3258 with recall number 18KWG. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 18V-870.