2018 Kenworth T370 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Recall

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2018 Kenworth T370 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Recall

 NHTSA Recall #131745
NHTSA Compaign #19V239000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerCustom Fab & Body LLC
 Model Year2018
 Date of notification11/04/19
 Begin date of manufacuring02/01/18
 End date of manufacturing16/07/18
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received26/03/19
 Report created28/03/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units7
 Defect summaryCustom fab & body llc (custom fab & body) is recalling certain 2018 ford f-650 xlt crew cab, 2017-2018 international 7500 4x4, and 2018 international 7500 4x2, freightliner m2-112 and m2-106, and kenworth t-370-based emergency vehicles equipped with whelen brake lights. Depending on the specific wiring of the vehicle, these brake lights may illuminate when the brake pedal has not been pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
 Consequence summaryIf the brake lights incorrectly illuminate, it can confuse other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionCustom fab & body has notified owners, instructing them to contact whelen for replacement lights, free of charge. The recall began april 11, 2019. Owners may contact whelen customer service at 1-860-526-9504.
 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.
  • What is Failure?

    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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