By Susan Lasser, J.D.
Software issue prevents drivers from being warned when anti-lock brake system is offline.
PACCAR Incorporated is recalling about 455,458 2008-2019 Peterbilt 330, 335, 337, 340, 348, 365, 367, 384, 386, 387, 388, 389, 567, 579, and 587 vehicles and 2008-2020 Kenworth T170, T270, T370, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 vehicles equipped with NAMUX Software because the dash warning light for the vehicles’ anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not illuminate to warn the driver of the loss of ABS if the ABS loses battery and/or ignition power to the controller. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, Air Brake Systems, and No. 136, Electronic Stability Control System on Heavy Vehicles. Furthermore, if the driver unknowingly operates the vehicle without the ABS functioning, there is an increased risk of a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 20V199, Report receipt date: April 6, 2020).
Remedy. PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will update the NAMUX software within the cab control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2020. PACCAR's number for this recall is 20pbc AND 20KWB.
Contact information. Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5888 or Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4220. Owners also may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Companies: PACCAR Inc.
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