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NHTSA Recall 14V014000

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Trucking Vehicles:  Kenworth K300, Peterbilt Model 210, Peterbilt Model 220

NHTSA Recall 14V014000


Report Receipt Date: January 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V014000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 828
All Products Associated with this Recall: 2012-2014 Kenworth K300, 2012-2014 Peterbilt Model 210, 2012-2014 Peterbilt Model 220
Manufacturer: PACCAR Incorporated
SUMMARY: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2012 through 2014 model year Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210 and 220 chassis equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for electrical insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
CONSEQUENCE: If the potting compound is exposed to heat and conducts electricity, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire and personal injury.
REMEDY: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective component with a new battery equalizer or DC-DC converter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of February 2014. Customers may contact PACCAR at 1-425-468-7400. Kenworth's number for this recall is 14KWD. Peterbilt's number for this recall is 1213J.
NOTES: 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.

Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
23 January 2014Sure Power Battery Equalizer and Converter
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Pamela Tonglao, PACCAR Incorporated
PDF - 83KB - 3 pages
18 February 2014Battery Equalizer And Converters: Fire Risk
To: Pamela Tonglao, PACCAR Incorporated
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
PDF - 41KB - 2 pages




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