Kenworth & Peterbilt Transmission Software Update

Eaton-Fuller Transmission Software Update

PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks, all equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. The display software that indicates which transmission gear the driver selected may display incorrectly. The display can indicate ‘N’ when the shifter is set into ‘D’ or ‘R’, and the as a result, the truck…

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DTNA Recalls 436k Freightliner & Western Star Trucks

DTNA Western Star & Freightliner Truck Recall Notice

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC ( DTNA ) is recalling certain 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia, Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks. After hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with a light application of the brake pedal. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake lights fail to illuminate, there would not be a signal to other motorists that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk…

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Hino Truck Connecting Rod Wrist Pin Bushing Recall

Hino Trucks Connnecting Rod Wrist Pin Bushing Recall

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. (Hino) is recalling certain 2011-2012 NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J trucks. The engines have a wrist pin bushings in the connecting rod that may shift and cause excessive cylinder wear. CONSEQUENCE: Excessive wear of the cylinders due to the connecting rod rubbing can result in engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is…

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Bosch to Supply Nikola Electric Powertrains

Bosch to Supply Nikola Hydrogen Electric PowerTrain

Nikola Motor Co. and parts supply company Bosch will jointly develop powertrain systems for the Nikola One and Nikola Two, hydrogen-electric Class 8 semi-trucks scheduled to reach the market by 2021, the companies announced Tuesday. Separately, Nikola confirmed that the trucking startup completed a $110 million funding round in late June to bring its total to $900 million. Under the powertrain agreement, Bosch will supply Nikola with its eAxle technology that houses…

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Cummins Unveils New All Electric Tractor Trailer

Cummins AEOS Electric Class 7 Truck

Cummins, a leading maker of diesel and natural gas engines for commercial trucks, unveiled a Class 7 heavy-duty truck cab Tuesday featuring an advanced 140 kWh battery pack that it will sell to bus operators and commercial truck fleets starting in 2019. The 18,000-pound tractor cab, dubbed AEOS after one of the four-winged horses driving the chariot of the Sun God, Helios, across the sky in Greek mythology, is just…

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Navistar to Pay $30.8M in MaxxForce Lawsuit

Navistar MaxxForce Diesel Engine Lawsuit Judgement

Navistar Inc. disputes allegations that it didn’t thoroughly test its MaxxForce EGR engines — allegations that surfaced in a lawsuit where a jury last week awarded $30.8 million in damages — including testimony about the engine program by former executive Jim Hebe that the company “did not test sh*t”. The Tennessee jury found that Navistar committed fraud and violated the Tennessee Consumer Practice Act in connection with the sale of 243 Navistar…

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Freightliner & Western Star Tow Hooks Recall

Freightliner & Western Star Tow Hooks Recall

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner Cascadia, M2 Business Class, 114SD, and 122SD trucks, and Western Star 4700 and 5700 trucks. These vehicles have tow hooks used for recovery purposes that may fail during use. CONSEQUENCE: If the tow hook fails without warning during a recovery operation, the sudden release of the vehicle may increase the risk of injury. REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners, and dealers…

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Mitsubishi Fuso Begins Electric Truck Production

Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter Electric Medium Duty Commercial Truck Production Starts

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter. All eCanter trucks for U.S. and European markets will be produced at the production plant in Tramagal, Portugal, in line with conventional diesel Fuso trucks. Mitsubishi Fuso introduced the eCanter at the Work Truck Show earlier this year, saying that it would be made available in the U.S., Europe, and…

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Ford Transit Driveshaft Coupling Recall

2015 - 2017 Ford Transit Drive Shaft Flex Coupling Recall

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling all 2015-2017 Transit vehicles except 156″ and 178″ wheelbase Chassis Cab and Cut-Away bodies. In the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail. CONSEQUENCE: If the coupling fails, the vehicle will not be able to move under its own power and the disconnected driveshaft may impact and damage the brake and fuel lines. Additionally, the separated driveshaft…

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Cummins X15 Diesel Fuel Pump Recall Alert

Cummins X15 Diesel Engine Fuel Pump Recall

Cummins, Inc. (Cummins) is recalling certain X15 heavy duty diesel engines used in trucks, fire trucks and recreational vehicles. The affected engines have a fuel pump whose drive gear may slip on its drive shaft, resulting in a loss of fuel pump function. CONSEQUENCE: Failure of the fuel pump will result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Cummins will notify the vehicle manufacturers that purchased…

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