Peterbilt Class 8 Recalls
There have been 0 recalls on Class 8 vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2001-06-05 due to a problem with the universal joint. Since 2001, Class 8's have experienced approximately 1 recall(s) . See a list of recalls for your model year below.
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Detailed Recall Information for Peterbilt Class 8
|2001-06-05||(Published by NHTSA on 2001-06-05)|
|Recall Summary:||VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PETERBILT CLASS 7 AND 8 TRACTORS WITH INTERAXLE DRIVESHAFTS PRODUCED AND SUPPLIED BY SPICER DRIVESHAFT, INC. (SDI). THE SDI DRIVESHAFTS WITH UNIVERSAL JOINT CAP BOLTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO SDI'S FULL TORQUE SPECIFICATION.|
|Hazard:||IF THE DRIVESHAFT ASSEMBLY BECAME SEPARATED FROM THE RETAINING BOLTS, THE INTERAXLE COULD BE EJECTED FROM THE TRUCK'S DRIVING AXLES, RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DEBRIS. THIS COULD OCCUR WITH LITTLE OR NO PRIOR WARNING TO THE VEHICLE'S DRIVER, AND COULD ALSO RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE POWER.|
|Remedy:||DEALERS WILL RE-TORQUING THE RETAINING BOLT FASTENERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PETERBILT AT 1-940-591-4000 OR DANA/SDI AT 1-419-535-4500.|
|Additional Info:||ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).|
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