Paccar Trucks with Caterpillar C15 Engines Recalled

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     KENWORTH / C500     2008
Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATED Mfr’s Report Date: MAY 14, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V165000 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 112736
Summary: PACCAR IS RECALLING 112,736 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH CATERPILLAR C15 ENGINE. THE VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION OIL LINE MAY RUB AGAINST THE P-CLIPS RETAINING THE OIL LINE, CAUSING AN OIL LEAK.
Consequence: AN OIL LEAK MAY RESULT IN A FIRE HAZARD.
Remedy: PACCAR IS WORKING WITH CATERPILLAR TO REMEDY THESE VEHICLES. PLEASE SEE RECALL 09E-020. CATERPILLAR WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR THE NECESSARY COMPONENTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CATERPILLAR TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-447-4986, PETERBILT AT 940-591-4196 AND KENWORTH AT 425-828-5440.
Notes: KENWORTH RECALL NO. 09KW4 & PETERBILT RECALL NO. 509C. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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