Paccar recall: truck tires incompatible with speed limiters

| Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Paccar is recalling nearly 2,000 Peterbilt trucks due to Michelin tires with a speed rating less than the vehicle is governed to, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. Nine Peterbilt models with model years ranging from 2009 to 2016 are affected.

Affected vehicles are equipped with Michelin 295/60R22.5 XZA-2 front tires. Higher speeds, tire load, road temperatures and other factors increase the chances of premature tire failure. Trucks affected by the recall include:

  • 2010 Peterbilt 335
  • 2010, 2012, 2015-2016 Peterbilt 337
  • 2009-2010 Peterbilt 340
  • 2011-2016 – Peterbilt 348
  • 2009, 2011-2016 Peterbilt 365
  • 2009, 2012-2013 Peterbilt 386
  • 2009-2015 Peterbilt 388
  • 2015-2016 Peterbilt 389
  • 2015 Peterbilt 567

Owners of affected trucks will be notified by Peterbilt. Dealers will reprogram the engine’s vehicle speed parameters to limit the maximum vehicle speed to the tire speed rating. Drivers can contact Peterbilt at 940-591-4000 with recall number 1115P.

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