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Paccar recalls over 4,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks over mirror issue

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Matt Cole, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ)  /  June 11, 2019

More than 4,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks are included in a recall prompted by a potential mirror issue that was announced recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall from Paccar includes approximately 4,051 model year 2020 Peterbilt 520 and 579 and Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 tractors.

In the affected trucks, the mirror glass may detach from the mirror carrier plate due to a lack of adhesion. If the mirror glass detaches, it would cause reduced visibility for the driver, as well as a road hazard for other vehicles.

Paccar has notified owners of affected trucks, and dealers will inspect the upper mirror glass and mirror housing, replacing if necessary.

Kenworth owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-425-828-5888 with recall number 19KWC, and Peterbilt owners can call 1-940-591-4220 with recall number 19PBC. 

NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-340.

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35 minutes ago, kscarbel2 said:

Matt Cole, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ)  /  June 11, 2019

More than 4,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks are included in a recall prompted by a potential mirror issue that was announced recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall from Paccar includes approximately 4,051 model year 2020 Peterbilt 520 and 579 and Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 tractors.

In the affected trucks, the mirror glass may detach from the mirror carrier plate due to a lack of adhesion. If the mirror glass detaches, it would cause reduced visibility for the driver, as well as a road hazard for other vehicles.

Paccar has notified owners of affected trucks, and dealers will inspect the upper mirror glass and mirror housing, replacing if necessary.

Kenworth owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-425-828-5888 with recall number 19KWC, and Peterbilt owners can call 1-940-591-4220 with recall number 19PBC. 

NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-340.

My buddy recently got a new Western Star 4900 and he also had to have his mirrors replaced. They also started separating from the backing.

Must be a bad supplier for all of them?

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The mirrors are produced in China by a German-Chinese joint venture called Shanghai Mekra Lang.

Paccar has a large purchasing (sourcing) office in Shanghai.

Many American companies including Hendrickson, John Deere and of course Ford and GM have purchasing offices in China.

I have sourced China production Mekra mirrors without issues, though from another Mekra JV in China. 

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Ya...that's what they are....Mekra.

I haven't seen a recall from Daimler, but they did replace his under warranty.

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