Kenworth T2000 2006



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Kenworth T2000 2006 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
05V570000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 04/09/2003 to 12/14/2005V (Vehicle)3099504/17/2006ODIPACCAR INCORPORATED12/22/200512/22/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain tractors equipped with caterpillar diesel engines, the variable valve actuation oil line may wear against the sharp edge of the cylinder head if not positioned correctly.
Consequence SummaryThe oil line may be cut on the cylinder head causing an oil leak and a possible fire.
Corrective SummaryCaterpillar, in conjunction with paccar, will be conducting the owner notification and remedy for this campaign free of charge. owners may call caterpillar at 309-675-6496, kenworth at 425-828-5440, or peterbilt at 940-591-4201.
NotesKenworth recall no. 05kw7 and peterbilt recall no. 1205e.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
07V279000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 08/08/2004 to 11/13/2006V (Vehicle)2896812/14/2007MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED06/28/200706/28/2007
Defect SummaryOn certain trucks equipped with caterpillar c11, c13 or c15 engines, the oil fill cap can become dislodged due to cap damage or improper installation and become lodged in the u-joint of the steering driveline and steering gear.
Consequence SummaryIf the cap becomes dodged in this area, it may result in difficulty steering the vehicle or cause complete steering lock-up increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryPaccar is working with caterpillar to repair these vehicles. revised oil cap retention based on the engine model/configuration will be incorporated to prevent steering lock-up. the recall began during december 2007. owners may contact caterpillar at 1-800-447-4986 or kenworth at 425-828-5440.
NotesKenworth recall no. 07kwb.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - DIESEL
08V487000PACCAR INCORPORATED V (Vehicle)488309/18/2008MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED09/23/200809/25/2008
Defect SummaryPaccar is recalling 4,883 my 2006-2009 kenworth t600, t660, t800, w900, t2000 and my 2008-2009 peterbilt 365, 367, 379, 384, 386, 387, 388 and 389 trucks. inadequate stiffness of the diesel particulate filter (dpf) bracket could result in separation of the dpf from the chassis.
Consequence SummaryA vehicle crash could occur if another vehicle strikes the dpf on the roadway.
Corrective SummaryPaccar is working with caterpillar to repair these vehicles (please see 08e041). owners may contact caterpillar at 1-800-447-4986 or kenworth at 1-425-828-5440 or peterbilt at 1-940-591-4196.
NotesKenworth recall no. 08kwd and peterbilt recall no. 908g.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
07V090000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 05/23/2005 to 01/14/2007V (Vehicle)6505/21/2007MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED03/09/200703/09/2007571121
Defect SummaryCertain trucks fail to comply with the brake timing regulatory requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 121, air brake systems. the brake valve was moved to the opposite rail, increasing the length of the air line, which in turn increased the wheelbase requiring a dual relay valve system. the vehicles were manufactured with a single valve system.
Consequence SummaryIf stopping distance was limited, a vehicle crash could result.
Corrective SummaryDealers will convert the single relay valve to a dual relay valve system free of charge. the recall began on may 21, 2007. owners may contact kenworth at 425-828-5440.
NotesKenworth recall no. 07kw2.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration
09V239000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 04/23/2003 to 09/17/2008V (Vehicle)342307/20/2009MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED06/30/200906/29/2009
Defect SummaryKenworth is recalling 3,423 my 2004-2009 t2000, t800,t600, w900 and t660 vehicles. increased brake excitation in a certain vehicle configuration which includes bendix drum brakes, wide base low profile single tires, and an ag400 or ag460 rear suspension, due to its unique brake clocking and cam tube length, can cause fatigue and cracking to brake assembly components.
Consequence SummaryCracking can cause a complete fracture of the cam tube, which could increase stopping distance and decrease parking brake hold capability.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the rear axle brakes assembly, replace cracked rear axle brakes assembly components where required, and install cam tube support brackets on all rear axle wheel ends free of charge. the recall is expected to begin or before july 25, 2009. owner may contact kenworth at 1-425-828-5440.
NotesPaccar recall no. 09kw7.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
SUSPENSION
08V485000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 07/07/2003 to 09/11/2008V (Vehicle)13001/26/2009MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED09/24/200809/24/2008
Defect SummaryPaccar is recalling 130 my 2004-2009 t2000, t800, t600, w900 and t660 kenworth trucks built with an ag400 rear suspension, long stroke brake chambers, and wide base tires (super singles). these vehicles may develop an increase in lateral and vertical axle movement. this movement may cause part or parts of the brake assembly (brake cam tube support, brake chamber bracket, brake chamber, brake spider) to develop fatigue cracks, possibly resulting in the failure of the part or parts within the brake assembly.
Consequence SummaryA failure may reduce vehicle brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install the cam tube support brackets on all of the rear axle wheel ends. inspect the rear axle brake assembly and replace it if cracked. the recall is expected to begin during november 2008. owners may contact kenworth at 1-425-828-5440.
NotesKenworth recall no. 08kwb. customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
TRAILER HITCHES
07V269000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 08/09/2004 to 05/04/2007V (Vehicle)957109/04/2007MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED06/26/200706/26/2007
Defect SummaryOn certain trucks, the removable tow hitch ,when used to tow or lift a vehicle, can fail due to defective material in the tow hitch.
Consequence SummaryIf the tow hitch assembly fails while a vehicle is being towed or lifted, it may cause an accident that could result in personal injury or death.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the tow pin assembly free of charge. the recall began on september 4, 2007. owners may contact kenworth at 425-828-5440 or peterbilt at 940-591-4201.
NotesPeterbilt recall no.507e and kenworth recall no. 07kwa.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration
Kenworth T2000 2006 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - DIESEL
TIB-43-1410/16/200810027666Kenworth chassis: clean gas induction (cgi) gasket campaign. csc letter was received. chassis models affected t2000, t660,t800 and w900. model years 2005-08 *pe2009-01-28
TIB-41-1210/16/200810027664Kenworth trucks: the inlet pipe connections for isx engines. the kenworth air inlet pipe to the isx turbo may become detached. chassis affected t2000, t800, and w900. model years unknown. *pe2009-01-28
TIB-44-1710/23/200810027646Kenworth trucks: reduced engine power from fuel starvation. any model kenworth equipped with the 2007 emissions compliant isx engine and optional davco 382 fuel filter, built prior to 8/11/08, *pe2009-01-27
43-1210/16/2008TIB-43-1210025757Kenworth (paccar co): clean gas induction (cgi) flex pipe inspections. chassis with caterpillar 2007 emissions compliant engines, c9, c13 or c15, should have the cgi flex pipe inspected for damage. model years unknown. *pe update2008-09-04
43-1106/11/200810025758Kenworth (paccar): the vertical tailpipe(s) diffuser turns. affected: all t2000s, t660s, t800s and w900s chassis built from 04/25/08 to 02/11/08 with 2007 engines. *pe2008-09-04
453008/29/200710022829Collection of dpf and engine part/serial numbers comapaign. *kb2007-09-28
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - TURBO-CHARGER
TIB-41-1210/16/200810027664Kenworth trucks: the inlet pipe connections for isx engines. the kenworth air inlet pipe to the isx turbo may become detached. chassis affected t2000, t800, and w900. model years unknown. *pe2009-01-28
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
TIB-44-1710/23/200810027646Kenworth trucks: reduced engine power from fuel starvation. any model kenworth equipped with the 2007 emissions compliant isx engine and optional davco 382 fuel filter, built prior to 8/11/08, *pe2009-01-27
Kenworth T2000 2006 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
PE08011PACCAR INCORPORATED02/08/200805/05/2008TRAILER LIGHT PLUG FAILURE08V190000
 The office of defects investigation (odi) opened this preliminary evaluation of kenworth products based on their field communication tib # 34-31.kenworth introduced the qcs ii sta-dry trailer cable in may 2006.the technical information bulletin stemmed from field feedback that indicated a flexibility problem with the qcs ii cable connection, which could result in a loss of lighting to the trailer.odi believes a loss of lighting would adversely affect the trailer's visibility. further, the resulting loss of brake lights is inherently critical to highway safety, day or night.kenworth has upgraded the tib repair to a safety recall.kenworth dealers will install a reinforcement bracket between the back of the qcs ii molded boot and the frame bracket, thus providing abetter cable connection. the defect notification was submitted on 4/25/08 (copy attached).trailers built between may 24 and november 21, 2006 (model year 2007 trailers) will be remedied.the population to be remedied is 3,573 in the united states.this investigation is closed.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
PE08011PACCAR INCORPORATED02/08/200805/05/2008TRAILER LIGHT PLUG FAILURE08V190000
 The office of defects investigation (odi) opened this preliminary evaluation of kenworth products based on their field communication tib # 34-31.kenworth introduced the qcs ii sta-dry trailer cable in may 2006.the technical information bulletin stemmed from field feedback that indicated a flexibility problem with the qcs ii cable connection, which could result in a loss of lighting to the trailer.odi believes a loss of lighting would adversely affect the trailer's visibility. further, the resulting loss of brake lights is inherently critical to highway safety, day or night.kenworth has upgraded the tib repair to a safety recall.kenworth dealers will install a reinforcement bracket between the back of the qcs ii molded boot and the frame bracket, thus providing abetter cable connection. the defect notification was submitted on 4/25/08 (copy attached).trailers built between may 24 and november 21, 2006 (model year 2007 trailers) will be remedied.the population to be remedied is 3,573 in the united states.this investigation is closed.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
PE09013PACCAR INCORPORATED02/27/200907/06/2009REAR BRAKE AIR CHAMBER MTG BRACKETS
 On june 23, 2009 paccar notified odi that 3,423 kenworth t2000, t800, t600, w900, and t660 trucks, model years 2004 - 2009, equipped with bendix brakes, wide base low profile tires and airglide (ag) 400/460 rear suspensions are being recalled.certain of these vehicles have experienced fatigue cracks in the brake cam tube mounting or air chamber mounting flanges bracket adjacent to the attachment welds. if left unrepaired, the cracks can cause a complete fracture of the cam tube, which could disable the affected brake and risk increasing vehicle stopping distances under high pressure brake applications and decrease parking brake capability.this configuration has experienced failures at a higher rate than similar vehicles with other types of suspensions and brake installation clocking. paccar will also send an owner notification letter to owners of vehicles equipped with suspensions other than the ag 400/460, which will prescribe a periodic inspection of the components and if a crack is discovered, offer the owners the opportunity for a free repair.this policy will be in effect until july 15, 2014. copies of the recall and the owner notification are attached.
Kenworth T2000 2006 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
06/06/20083087371
 Left rear brake chamber broken at mounting studs and s-cam broken. dealer welded up mount on s-cam and installed new brake chamber. *tr
05/22/20083032871
 Brake chamber missing a bolt and bent push rod. took to dealer - pounded bracket straight and replaced brake chamber. *tr
03/17/20082310281
 Parking brakes were not working. took to dealer. they replaced both s cam brackets and both brake chambers. *tr
10/22/20072332601
 Dot scale in ca discovered both brake chambers on rear axle were broken. truck was put out of service until repairs were made at the scale. both chambers were replaced. had this not been discovered a serious accident could've happened. *tr
08/30/20072107381
 Right rear brake chamber cracked. took to dealer and they replaced. *tr
07/12/20071987191
 Right rear brake chamber was leaking. took to dealer. found internal rod end broken off. they replaced brake chamber. *tr
02/23/20083761001
 On two of are 2006 t2000 kenoworth semis, the s-cam tube broke under stress of normal braking. causing the trucks to lose there braking power to that tire. these trucks had around 400,000 miles on them. this kind of repair is rare this early in the trucks life, and is possibly dangerous if it happens at the wrong time. *tr