PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2022 Kenworth K270e and 2021 Peterbilt 220e Battery Electric Trucks. Software programing may prevent the electric power train control unit from processing stability control commands while in regenerative braking mode.
If the electronic power train control unit fails to engage the stability control system when in regenerative braking mode is engaged, the battery electric trucks may not stop as effectively, as they were designed to, potentially increasing the braking distance required as well as increasing the possibility of an accident occurring. Dealers will update the electric power train control unit with an updated version of the software that will eliminate this issue from recurring, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 16, 2022. Owners may contact Kenworth’s customer service at 1-425-828-5888 and Peterbilt’s customer service at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR’s numbers for this recall are 22KWH and 22PBH.
Owners may contact management at BigRigVIN in order to determine if their vehicle(s) are subject to this recall alert. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
Stability Control Commands may Fail to Processes on these particular Battery Electric Trucks. Failure to process stability control commands may increase the risk of a crash.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 RECALL REPORT
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V630000
Manufacturer PACCAR Incorporated
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 4