Paccar recalls nearly 50,000 trucks with Cummins engines for fuel line issue

By Land Line staff | 10/16/2018

Paccar is recalling tens of thousands of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks for an issue related to a potential fuel line burst, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents.

More specifically, Paccar is recalling 48,896 trucks of various models that are model year 2017-19 and equipped with Cummins ISX15 or X15 diesel engines. In certain driving conditions, such as on a long down-hill grade, the fuel line may burst if the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becomes restricted, according to NHTSA.

Consequently, fuel may leak onto the road resulting in a roadway hazard for other motorists. The engine may also stall without warning, resulting in the vehicle's inability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.

Affected trucks include (all model years 2017-19):

  • Kenworth C500
  • Kenworth T600
  • Kenworth T660
  • Kenworth T680
  • Kenworth T800
  • Kenworth T880
  • Kenworth W900
  • Peterbilt 367
  • Peterbilt 386
  • Peterbilt 389
  • Peterbilt 567
  • Peterbilt 579
  • Peterbilt 587

Owners will be notified by Cummins. Dealers will replace the fuel pump cooling circuit screen at no charge. A recall schedule has not been provided as of publication time. For questions, call Paccar customer service at 940-591-4220 with Paccar’s recall number 18E081. NHTSA’s recall number is 18V-657.

In August, the same recall was issued for 4,500 Freightliner/Western Star trucks and more than 26,000 International trucks. Combined, nearly 80,000 trucks with Cummins ISX15 or X15 engines have been recalled due to the fuel line issue.