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Kenworth T680 Recalls

There have been 13 recalls on T680 vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2017-09-26 and published by the NHTSA on 2017-10-07, was due to a problem with the steering. Approximately 17737 vehicles were involved. Since 2011, T680's have experienced approximately 26 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the fuses and circuit breakers, module, manual transmission, engine and headlights. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled Kenworth T680 vehicles

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2017-07-26 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-08-10)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks and 2013-2017 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks. The vehicles have a spotlight that may short circuit internally.
Hazard: The short circuit may increase the risk of a fire at the cab fuse block.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will change the polyfuse switch in the spotlight circuit to a standard fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2017. Owners may contact PACCAR customer service at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR's number for this recall is 17KWC and 717-B.
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=17V471000
   
2015-07-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-08-19)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Kenworth T440, T470, T660, T680, and T880 trucks manufactured January 14, 2010, to May 22, 2015, and equipped with HID Headlamps and the option for Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). The DRLs are required to deactivate when the hazard warning lights are activated, however, the DRLs on these vehicles override the hazard flashing functionality after the brake pedal is pushed for more than two seconds. Normal hazard flashing functionality returns once the service brake is released. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Hazard: If the hazard warning lamps are overridden by the DRL, oncoming vehicles may fail to be warned, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Kenworth will notify owners, and dealers will update the cab controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2015. Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000. Kenworth's number for this recall is 15KWL.
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=15V458000
   
2015-05-26 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-06-27)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2014 and 2015 Kenworth T660, T680, and T800 trucks manufactured January 29, 2013, to April 2, 2014, and 2013 Peterbilt 587 trucks manufactured on August 8, 2012. The affected trucks are built with a driveshaft that may not transmit power to the wheels due to weld failure from corrosion.
Hazard: If the weld fails causing a loss of power to the rear wheels, the vehicle operator may be unable to move the vehicle, or may experience deceleration if the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective driveshafts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000, or Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000. PACCAR's number for this recall is 15KWJ and 515-H.
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=15V310000
   
2015-05-08 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-06-27)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Kenworth T660, T680, T880 trucks manufactured February 18, 2013, to April 10, 2015, and 2011-2016 Peterbilt 386, 389, 567, 579, and 587 trucks manufactured December 13, 2010, to April 20, 2015. The affected trucks, equipped with PACCAR MX-13 engines and Delco-Remy 40SI alternators, have alternator charge cables that may chafe against a formed metal freon discharge line.
Hazard: If the alternator cable rubs through its insulation, an electrical short may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the alternator charge cable away from the metal freon line, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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 are 15KWE and 515-F.
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=15V270000
   
2014-01-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-02-19)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR)is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 T660, and T680 vehicles manufactured from December 4, 2012, through September 17, 2013 and configured as a dead axle tandem with air disc brakes and spring brake delete options. The affected vehicles have the parking brake incorrectly placed on the non-driven rear axle.
Hazard: If the parking brake is on the non-driven axle the vehicle could roll away when the parking brakes are set, resulting in an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will move the parking brake components to the forward wheel axle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of March 2014. Owners may contact PACCAR at 1-425-468-7400. Paccar's number for this recall is 14KWE.
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=14V027000
   
2014-01-24 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-02-09)
Recall Summary: PACCAR Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 chassis manufactured January 1, 2012, through October 14, 2013, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 chassis manufactured January 20, 2012, through October 11, 2013, and equipped with Inteva-brand door latch assemblies. In the affected vehicles, the doors may lock permanently while closed or may be opened from the outside even after they have been locked.
Hazard: If the door latch assembly becomes permanently locked while closed occupants could be prevented from exiting the vehicle in the event of a crash or fire, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right door latch assemblies with new assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of February 2014. Customers may contact Paccar at 1-425-468-8228. Kenworth's number for this recall is 14KWB. Peterbilt's number for this recall is 114-A.
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=14V012000
   
2013-03-14 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-03-14)
Recall Summary: PACCAR is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats. The cables for anchoring the seat belt buckles of both the driver and passenger seat may fray.
Hazard: In the event of a crash, a frayed seat belt could cause the belt to separate from the seat, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will replace both seat belt buckle assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2013. Owners may contact Kenworth at 1-425-828-5000 or Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4000.
Additional Info: Kenworth's recall campaign number is 13KWD.Peterbilt's recall campaign number is 0313-D.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=13V091000
   
2013-02-13 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-02-13)
Recall Summary: PACCAR is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, manufactured from January 18, 2012, through February 1, 2013; and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 579 and 567 vehicles, manufactured from January 20, 2012, through January 31, 2013. The Exterior Lights Self-Test switch is intended to be used when the vehicle is parked. If the switch is pressed while the vehicle is in motion, the Exterior Lights Self-Test switch will cause all exterior lighting to be extinguished.
Hazard: An unexpected loss of lighting during vehicle operation may reduce the driver's ability to see other vehicles, pedestrians, or objects, as well as reduce the truck's visibility to other drivers or pedestrians, increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will disable the Exterior Lights Self-Test software parameter and remove the Exterior Lights Self-Test switch and install a switch plug in its place. The services will be offered free of charge. The recall began on February 28, 2013. Owners may contact Kenworth at 1-425-828-5000 or Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4000.
Additional Info: The exterior lights will re-illuminate if the switch is pushed again.Kenworth's recall campaign number is 13KWB.Peterbilt's recall campaign number is 0213-B.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=13V048000
   
2013-01-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-01-29)
Recall Summary: PACCAR is recalling certain model year 2013 Kenworth T680 vehicles, manufactured from November 29, 2012, through December 6, 2012; and model year 2013 Peterbilt 579 and 567 vehicles, manufactured from August 28, 2012, through December 31, 2012. These vehicles were equipped with the air suspension dump valve option. New software may cause the rear air suspension to re-inflate without warning when the operator turns the ignition key to the "off" position.
Hazard: An unexpected re-inflation of the suspension could result in personal injury to a person near the rear suspension.
Remedy: PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the software. The recall will begin during February 2013. Owners may contact Kenworth at 1-425-828-5000 or Peterbilt at 1-940-591-4000.
Additional Info: Kenworth's recall campaign number is 13KWA.Peterbilt's recall campaign number is 113-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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=13V027000
   
2012-07-17 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-07-17)
Recall Summary: PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 KENWORTH T680 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 19, 2012, THROUGH MAY 15, 2012. THE UPPER BUNK RESTRAINT BELT AND BUCKLE ASSEMBLY MAY BE LESS THAN THE SPECIFIED STRENGTH.
Hazard: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH OR SUDDEN VEHICLE DECELERATION, AN UNEXPECTED UNLATCHING OF THE UPPER BUNK RESTRAINT HARNESS BUCKLE COULD OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO AN OCCUPANT.
Remedy: PACCAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE UPPER BUNK RESTRAINTS IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440.
Additional Info: KENWORTH'S RECALL NUMBER IS 12KWD. OWNERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V332000
   
2012-07-17 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-07-17)
Recall Summary: Paccar is recalling certain model year 2013 Kenworth T680 vehicles, manufactured from January 19, 2012, through May 15, 2012. The warning label located on the front of the upper bunk may deform after installation, making the text unreadable.
Hazard: If the warning label is not readable, the occupant may be unaware of the safety recommendations and be at an increased risk of personal injury in a crash or sudden vehicle deceleration.
Remedy: Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the warning label in the affected vehicles. The safety recall began on August 20, 2012. Owners may contact Kenworth at 1-425-828-5440.
Additional Info: Kenworth's recall number is 12KWE. Owners 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V333000
   
2012-06-04 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-06-04)
Recall Summary: PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 KENWORTH T680 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 76¿ SLEEPER AND GREY OR TAN COLOR-MATCHED BUNK RESTRAINTS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 302, "FLAMMABILITY OF INTERIOR MATERIALS."
Hazard: FLAMMABLE MATERIAL, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: PACCAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTALL NEW BUNK RESTRAINTS IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 13, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440.
Additional Info: KENWORTH¿S RECALL NUMBER IS 12KWC. OWNERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V249000
   
2012-05-16 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-05-16)
Recall Summary: PACCAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 KENWORTH T680, AND PETERBILT 579 VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 121, "AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THESE VEHICLES EXCEED THE BRAKE TIMING TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 121 FOR TRAILER CIRCUITS WHEN 15 FOOT COILED TRAILER LINES ARE USED.
Hazard: THE LONGER BRAKE APPLY TIME MAY RESULT IN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: PACCAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTALL A RELAY VALVE ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. ALL THE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN REPAIRED. OWNER MAY CONTACT KENWORTH AT 1-425-828-5440 AND PETERBILT AT 1-940-591-4196.
Additional Info: KENWORTH¿S RECALL NUMBER IS 12KWB.PETERBILT¿S RECALL NUMBER IS 0512-A.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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V214000
   
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