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Kenworth K300 Recalls

There have been 2 recalls on K300 vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2015-04-07 and published by the NHTSA on 2015-04-25, was due to a problem with the cruise control. Approximately 443 vehicles were involved. Since 2012, K300's have experienced approximately 3 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the electrical system, battery. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled Kenworth K300 vehicles

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2015-04-07 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-04-25)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks manufactured September 1, 2014, to March 30, 2015. Each time the cruise control speed decrease button is pressed, the vehicle speed will actually increase by one mile per hour.
Hazard: If a driver is intending to slow down a vehicle but instead it inadvertently speeds up, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will update the cab controller software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000, or Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000. PACCAR's numbers for this recall are 415-E and 15KWC.
Additional Info: 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V206000
   
2014-07-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-07-21)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Inc. (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210, 220, and 320 chassis manufactured March 14, 2012 to July 14, 2014. The affected vehicles may have loose fitting electrical connectors on the power distribution module which may cause the engine to shut off.
Hazard: An unexpected engine shut down increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will install nylon tie straps to hold the connectors in place until the permanent remedy, a connection position device, becomes available. Both remedies will be provided free of charge. The recall will begin in September 2014. For more information, Peterbilt owners may call 1-940-591-4220 and Kenworth owners may call 1-425-828-5000. PACCAR's number for this recall is 14KWH (Kenworth), and 714-G (Peterbilt).
Additional Info: 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V439000
   
2014-01-24 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-02-11)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2012 and 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.
Hazard: 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 114-C.
Additional Info: 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V014000
   
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