Paccar recalls Petes, Kenworths with brake issues

| 1/25/2008

Nearly 2,800 Peterbilts and Kenworths are subject to recall because they might have brake hoses that aren’t up to spec and that could lead to braking failure.

Paccar is voluntarily recalling trucks equipped with Eaton Synflex Eclipse extruded-nylon air brake hose tubing. The fewer than 3,000 trucks manufactured by Peterbilt and Kenworth in October and November of 2007 are subject to the recall.

The tubing was manufactured with only four layers of nylon material, instead of the specified five layers. The diameter of the hose affects the fittings, which may allow air to leak from the brakes and create the potential for a vehicle crash, according to the recall notice.

For more information, Peterbilt owners can call (940) 591-4201 and Kenworth owners can call (425) 828-5440.