Incorrect size rims on some Pete 388s prompts recall

| Friday, January 15, 2016

(Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify the tires are not the subject of the recall.)

Paccar is recalling specific 2015 Peterbilt 388 trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document. 

Specifically, trucks equipped with Michelin MN295/60 R22.5 XZA front tires and 8.25-inch wheels and were certified to a gross axle weight rating (GAWR) greater than the maximum 12,350 pounds.

Affected vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements. Because of the incorrect size rims, tires are susceptible to fail if the truck exceeds the load rating, increasing the chances of a crash.

Owners will be notified by Paccar, who will replace the wheels and re-program the maximum vehicle speed to the correct settings, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 29. Owners may contact Paccar customer service at 940-591-4000. Paccar’s recall number is 1115Q.

In December, Land Line reported Paccar was recalling nearly 2,000 Peterbilt trucks for a similar issue, necessitating reprogramming of the speed limiter. Model years ranging from 2009 to 2016 were affected. Those trucks 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
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