Peterbilt introduces password-protected engine start

| 9/26/2014

Peterbilt will be offering a new anti-theft system for Models 579 and 567 equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines. The added security will now include drivers entering a passcode to start the engine.

Passwords are keyed in through the menu control switch on the Driver Information Center – located within the driver instrumentation cluster – before starting the engine. The information center is a 5-inch, color LCD screen that provides information on vehicle and engine functions.

Upon entering the correct code, the engine must be started within six minutes. If the engine is not started within that timeframe, the code will need to be entered again. Codes can be changed, deactivated or activated at any Peterbilt dealership’s service department.

The anti-theft system is now in production and available for order.

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