More than 100,000 Kenworth trucks recalled

| Monday, June 15, 2015

Eleven models of Kenworth trucks from 2011-2016 have been recalled due to a water leak in the wiper motor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

More than 100,000 Kenworth trucks manufactured from November 2010 to April 2015 are affected. A recall investigation found that water was getting into the windshield wiper motor, causing the intermittent setting to fail. Visibility during weather with precipitation could be reduced and increase the chance of a crash. Corrosion and electrical shorts are also possible with the water leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

The following 2011-2016 Kenworth models have been affected:

  • 963 
  • C500 
  • C540 
  • C550 
  • T270 
  • T370 
  • T440 
  • T470 
  • T680 
  • T800 
  • W900


Notifications have not been scheduled as Paccar is still working on a solution to the issue. Owners can contact Kenworth customer service at 425-828-5000. The recall number is 15KWF. Owners can also call NHTSA at 888-327-4236 or visit safercar.gov.

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