Paccar recalls nearly 50,000 trucks with Cummins engines for fuel line issue

October 16, 2018

Land Line Staff


Paccar is recalling tens of thousands of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks for an issue related to a potential fuel line burst, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents.

More specifically, Paccar is recalling 48,896 trucks of various models that are model year 2017-19 and equipped with Cummins ISX15 or X15 diesel engines. In certain driving conditions, such as on a long down-hill grade, the fuel line may burst if the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becomes restricted, according to NHTSA.

Consequently, fuel may leak onto the road resulting in a roadway hazard for other motorists. The engine may also stall without warning, resulting in the vehicle’s inability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.

Affected trucks include (all model years 2017-19):

  • Kenworth C500
  • Kenworth T600
  • Kenworth T660
  • Kenworth T680
  • Kenworth T800
  • Kenworth T880
  • Kenworth W900
  • Peterbilt 367
  • Peterbilt 386
  • Peterbilt 389
  • Peterbilt 567
  • Peterbilt 579
  • Peterbilt 587

Owners will be notified by Cummins. Dealers will replace the fuel pump cooling circuit screen at no charge. A recall schedule has not been provided as of publication time. For questions, call Paccar customer service at 940-591-4220 with Paccar’s recall number 18E081. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-657.

In August, the same recall was issued for 4,500 Freightliner/Western Star trucks and more than 26,000 International trucks. Combined, nearly 80,000 trucks with Cummins ISX15 or X15 engines have been recalled due to the fuel line issue.