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 will not move. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, “Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect,” and number 101, “Control and Displays.”
A truck that does not move as expected can increase the risk of a crash.
PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will install a transmission software update, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 2, 2018. Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000 or Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000. PACCAR’s numbers for this recall is 18KWA and 118-A.
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.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-18V092-6950
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-18V092-3556
Report Receipt Date: FEB 02, 2018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V092000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,938
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
- KENWORTH T680 2017-2018
- KENWORTH T880 2017-2018
- PETERBILT 567 2017-2018
- PETERBILT 579 2017-2018