Over 1800 trucks recalled for parking brake defect

May 18, 2019

Ashley Wagener

The defect is triggered by cold temperatures and there’s currently no solution for the problem.

Paccar has issued a recall for certain Kenworth trucks due to a defect that could cause the parking brake to fail, resulting in a crash or injuries.

The recall affects 1837 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks model year 2018 – 2020 that are “equipped with a parking brake on a single axle and certain models of automated manual transmissions.”

According to recall documents, these trucks have a defect that could cause the parking brake to fail when the temperature drops: “During cold temperatures, the signal from the park brake pressure switch to the transmission controller may be delayed possibly resulting in the vehicle moving unexpectedly.”

Paccar has not yet developed a solution for the defect.

The recall is expected to start on June 3, 2019.

Truck owners can call PACCAR customer service at 1-918-259-3258 and reference recall number 19KWB.

BY Ashley
May 17, 2019
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