Peterbilt 389 2008



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Peterbilt 389 2008 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 - 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.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
11V127000PACCAR INCORPORATED V (Vehicle)4664MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED02/23/201102/25/2011
Defect SummaryPaccar is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 kenworth t2000, t660, t700, t800, and w900, as well as model year 2009-2012 peterbilt 365, 367, 384, 386, 387, 388, 389, and 587 trucks equipped with paccar mx engines. the oil module centrifugal spinner filter cap in the paccar mx engine may become loose, possibly allowing the cap to come off and engine oil to partially discharge from the oil module onto exhaust components.
Consequence SummaryThe discharge of engine oil onto exhaust components which are hot, such as when the engine is under significant load, may cause a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will re-torque the oil module filter cap and install a secondary retention device on the secondary centrifugal spinner filter cap. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during march 2011. owners may contact kenworth at 1-425-828-5440 and peterbilt at 1-940-591-4196.
NotesOwners 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 .
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - DOORS - LATCH
08V065000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 10/11/2007 to 01/10/2008V (Vehicle)616903/14/2008MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED02/07/200802/07/2008571206
Defect SummaryPaccar is recalling 6,169 my 2008 kenworth t300, t660, t800, t2000, w900 and c500 vehicles and my 2008-2009 peterbilt models 365, 367, 384, 387, 388, 389 and 389 kits. certain door latch assemblies on these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 206, 'door locks and door retention components. the rotor in some of these door latch assemblies did not receive the proper heat treatment and may be soft.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a crash, force could cause the rotor to crack and the door would not have primary or secondary closing security which could possibly lead to injury of the vehicle occupant.
Corrective SummaryPaccar is working with trimark and will inspect and replace the door latch if it is found to be defective. the recall began on march 14, 2008. owners may contact kenworth at 1-425-828-5440 or peterbilt at 1-940-591-4196.
NotesKenworth recall no. 08kw1 and peterbilt recall no. 108a.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
10V634000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 02/02/2006 to 04/30/2007V (Vehicle)12873ODIPACCAR INCORPORATED12/13/201012/21/2010
Defect SummaryPaccar is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 kenworth and peterbilt vehicles manufactured from february 2, 2006 through april 30, 2007. the bearing surfaces of the extended lube universal joint that attaches the inter-axle driveline to the drive axle may become prematurely worn due to breakdown of lubrication and/or excessive heat. prematurely worn bearing surfaces may result in the u-joint becoming loose and/or binding. this condition may result in universal joint failure, allowing the inter-axle driveline to detach from the axle.
Consequence SummaryDetachment of the driveline from the axle may cause the vehicle to lose power and become disabled in the roadway. also, the driveline could drop from the vehicle into the roadway increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryPaccar is working with its supplier to remedy the vehicles free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during february 2011. owners may contact kenworth at 425-828-5440 and peterbilt at 940-591-4196.
NotesKenworth recall no. 10kwl & peterbilt recall no. 1201f.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 .
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - SUPPLY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
08V002000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 10/16/2007 to 11/14/2007V (Vehicle)279402/22/2008MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED01/08/200801/08/2008571106
Defect SummaryCertain trucks equipped with eaton synflex eclipse brand extruded nylon air brake hose tubing fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 106, brake hoses. the tubing was manufactured with only four layers of nylon material, instead of the specified five layers.
Consequence SummaryThe diameter of the hose affects the fittings which may allow air to leak from the brakes and create the potential for a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the air brake hoses and, if necessary, replace the hoses. the recall began on february 22, 2008. owner notification schedule for this campaign. owners may contact kenworth at 1-425-828-5440 or peterbilt at 1-940-591-4196.
NotesKenworth recall no. 07kwf and peterbilt recall no. 1207l.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
STEERING - GEAR BOX - SHAFT SECTOR
07V591000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 08/24/2007 to 11/21/2007V (Vehicle)55901/09/2008MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED12/20/200712/20/2007
Defect SummaryOn certain kenworth and peterbilt heavy duty trucks equipped with tas-85 trw steering gears, the inner surface of the outer sector shaft teeth of the steering gears may have an incorrect involute profile, which may lead to chipping and damage of the gearing system.
Consequence SummaryThis type of damage may cause a bind/stick condition in the vehicle steering during a turn increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will repair and replace any suspect tas-85 steering gear assembly free of charge. the recall began on january 9, 2008. owners may contact kenworth at 425-828-5440 and peterbilt at 940-591-4201.
NotesKenworth recall no. 07kwe, peterbilt 1107k.customers 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.
TRAILER HITCHES
08V104000PACCAR INCORPORATEDfrom 06/01/2006 to 01/31/2008V (Vehicle)31804/18/2008MFRPACCAR INCORPORATED03/10/200803/10/2008
Defect SummaryPaccar is recalling 318 my 2007-2009 kenworth t800, w900, and peterbilt 357, 365, 367, 378, 379, 384, 385, 386,388, and 389 trucks equipped with premier trailer hitch assemblies. the pintle hitch assemblies may have been manufactured in a manner resulting in a reduction of fatigue strength of the pivot pins.
Consequence SummaryThis reduction of fatigue strength could cause the pivot pin to crack and eventually break, causing the trailer to detach from the truck while in motion, which could cause a crash that could result in personal injury or death.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the potentially defective pivot pin free of charge. the recall began on april 18, 2008. owners may contact kenworth at 1-425-828-5440 or peterbilt at 1-940-591-4196.
NotesKenworth recall no. 08kw4 and peterbilt recall no.208d.customers 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.
Peterbilt 389 2008 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
FRN-808-110/17/200810027645Peterbilt trucks: the electrical system may shut down due to a power surge. when this occurs, the green light on the comfortclass control panel turns to red. *pe2009-01-27
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
FRN-808-110/17/200810027645Peterbilt trucks: the electrical system may shut down due to a power surge. when this occurs, the green light on the comfortclass control panel turns to red. *pe2009-01-27
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
811008/01/201010033584Cummins isx, or cummins ism engines experiencing a premature failure of the fan hub bearings. *kb2010-08-26
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - DIESEL
811008/01/201010033584Cummins isx, or cummins ism engines experiencing a premature failure of the fan hub bearings. *kb2010-08-26
608-108/15/200810026567Peterbilt: trucks built with cummins isl engines between 1/16/08-6/10/08. due to a material error, certain vehicles ordered with optional c-brake by cummins (option code number 2812140) did not receive a c-brake on the engine. *pe2008-11-08
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
808-409/12/200810026729Peterbilt trucks: certain peterbilt trucks manufactured with under torqued brake assembly mounting bolts on hendrickson 8,000 lb pusher axles. csc letter was received. *pe2008-12-09
WHEELS
808-409/12/200810026729Peterbilt trucks: certain peterbilt trucks manufactured with under torqued brake assembly mounting bolts on hendrickson 8,000 lb pusher axles. csc letter was received. *pe2008-12-09
Peterbilt 389 2008 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
EA09008PACCAR INCORPORATED05/29/200908/27/2010Horton Fan Hub Failures
 Paccar is conducting an owner notification program (onp) for select vehicles within the subject and peer populations.the onp are attached to the closing report and can be found in the nhtsa technical service bulletin (tsb) database. (tsb: 10033585, 10033584)see closing report for investigation details.
EA09008PACCAR INCORPORATED05/29/2009HORTON FAN FAILURES
 During the pe odi learned that the subject vehicles are being disabled when the horton fan hub fails, due to the fan striking the radiator.apparently, warning signs of the impending failure are not always sufficient to give the driver time to pull off the highway.thus, when the failure occcurs, in some cases the vehicle is stranded and must be towed. odi has examined data which indicates that class vii and viii trucks are over represented in crashes when stranded on the highway or shoulder, as contrasted to light vehicles.further, crashes involving disabled heavy trucks being struck by light vehicles are more likely to have serious consequences. nhtsa has upgraded pe09-002 to an ea to further investigate this matter.odi will examine the warning symptoms and assess the risk of a crash in the event of a breakdown on the highway.
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
PE10029PACCAR INCORPORATED08/02/201012/23/2010Driveshaft separates from tractor10V634000
 Summaryon july 13, 2010, the office of defects investigations (odi) opened an investigation on model year (my) 2007-2009 peterbilt tractors equipped with the (spl170xl extended lube inter-axle driveline).odi opened this investigation based on one vehicle owners questionnaire (voq) and certain peterbilt field reports.during the course of the investigation, odi reviewed paccar's ir (october 22, 2010) response with associated data related to warranty and complaint information, mined field data, interviewed customers and visited local dealers within the washington metropolitan area.paccarconducted testing regarding torsional loading and identified various causative factors contributed to this safety defect finding.the defect is a consequence of the bearing surfaces of the spl170xl extended lube universal joint that attaches the inter-axle driveline to the drive axle becoming prematurely worn due to a breakdown of lubrication and/or excessive heat.prematurely worn bearing surfaces may result in the u-joint becoming loose and/or binding.this condition may result in universal joint failure, allowing the inter-axle driveline to detach from the axle, which may cause the drive axle to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of personal injury or property damage hazard.odi learned that the affected population of the alleged defect extended to peer models within paccar.in summary, the following vehicles are being recalled: my 2007 and 2008 kenworth trucks, models t600, t660, t2000, t800 and w900 and my 2007/2008 peterbilt trucks, models357, 378, 379, 385, 386, 387, 388, and 389 allequipped with extended lube inter-axle drivelines manufactured by dana corporation.the recall affects vehicles manufactured between february 2, 2006 and april 30, 2007.at this time paccar has not yet identified a fix for the inner-axle safety defect and is currently conducting testing with the intent to provide a solution to the failure.odi will monitor the development of paccars testing and ensure a timely repair for the consumer.this investigation is closed.
Peterbilt 389 2008 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE
05/20/20085781
 The dpf regeneration, todo el sistema que han puesto en este tipo de camiones ( c-15 ) catterpillar, ha salido muy malo de factoria, este tipo de camiones con tantos sensores, ocasionan que el camion se apague, y se esta volviendo un gran problema para la seguridad del conductor, como para las carreteras mismas, ej; el camion va a cierta velocidad y de un momento a otro se frena y se apaga, ocasionando incertidumbre en el conductor, pues esto puede ocasionar un gran accidente, fuera de los altos costos que ocasiona cada vez que se lleva a los dealer de la petterbilt, esos dealer no solucionan el problema solo tratan de adivinar que es lo que tiene, pero no dan solucion alguna a este dano, la catterpillar por su parte no ha querido atender las llamadas, y en el caso de nosotros el costos es muy alto de compra pues fueron aprox $153mil dolares, es mas lo que mantiene ese camion fuera de servicio que lo que nos esta lucrando. por favor es urgente que revisen estos tipos de camiones, somos muchas las familias que nos estamos perjudicando por el problema de factoria de este camion. el sistema de regeneration no funciona como deberia de funcionar, dijeron que este tipo de camion nunca iba votar humo por las pipas pero estan negras del humo, es un c-15 truck (sdp07787) engine serial number ecm serial number 21176320ra make: petterbilt year: 2008 model:c-15 caterpillar: problema: engine- the dpf regeneration, electronic, alto consumo de diessel ( 3.5 millas x galons). *tr