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700 Peterbilt, Autocar medium/vocational duty trucks recalled


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Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ)  /  July 23, 2019

Approximately 700 medium-duty and vocational trucks are being recalled by Paccar and Autocar, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Paccar’s recall affects approximately 343 model year 1990-2020 Peterbilt model 320 and 520 trucks. The company says these trucks were built with specific amber rear tuck signals that may also light up with the stop/tail lights when the brakes are applied.

NHTSA says that rear turn signals that light up at the same time as brake lights could create confusion and impair the effectiveness of the brake lights.

Paccar will notify owners of affected trucks, and for trucks with rear amber lights, dealers will add a jumper harness between the chassis electrical harness and amber tail lights for free. Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-940-591-4220 with recall number 19PBC. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-452.

Autocar’s recall includes approximately 357 model year 2013-2018 Xpeditor tractors in which the drive shaft support cross member could fail. If the cross member fails, the components that it supports could come loose from the truck.

Autocar will notify owners of affected trucks, and dealers will install additional support brackets and cross members and replace any damaged components for free. Owners can contact Autocar customer service at 1-888-218-3611 or 1-877-973-3486 with recall number ACX-1906. NHTSA’s recall number is 19V-456.

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