2011 Kenworth T370 Visibility Windshield Wiper Washer Motor Recall

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2011 Kenworth T370 Visibility Windshield Wiper Washer Motor Recall

 NHTSA Recall #108055
NHTSA Compaign #15V271000
MFG Compaign #15KWF
 ManufacturerPACCAR Incorporated
 SupplierKENWORTH
 BrandKENWORTH
 ModelT370
 Model Year2011
 ComponentVISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
 Date of notification02/09/15
 Begin date of manufacuring01/11/10
 End date of manufacturing07/04/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received08/05/15
 Report created08/05/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units104807
 Defect summaryPaccar incorporated (paccar) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 kenworth t270, t370, t440, t470, c500, c540, c550, t660, t800, w900, and 963 trucks manufactured november 1, 2010, to april 6, 2015. In the affected trucks, water may leak into the wiper motor.
 Consequence summaryAs water leaks in, the wiper may cease to function on the 'intermittent' setting, reducing the driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the water may cause corrosion which, over time, may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionPaccar is still developing and testing a remedy. The recall is expected to begin in july 2015. An interim letter was sent to owners on july 2, 2015. The recall began on september 2, 1015. Owners may contact kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000. Paccar's number for this recall is 15kwf.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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