US NHTSA Recalls: Peterbilt 320 & 520 Trucks


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Sunday, January 17, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of eighteen (18) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the eighteen (18) recalls the NHTSA has announced in January 2021, comes news of the following:

Logo - PACCAR IncorporatedPACCAR Incorporated (“PACCAR”), a Bellevue, Washington establishment, has recalled an estimated 1,021 model year 2015-2021 Peterbilt 320 Trucks and Peterbilt 520 Trucks marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Steering – Steering Column Support Structure may crack

NHTSA Safety Notification 21V004000 reports the Steering Column Support Structure on the recalled Peterbilt Trucks may crack or break in certain right-hand, stand-up drive models.

According to the NHTSA, if the Steering Column loosens from the mounting structure, steering control can become affected, increasing the risk of a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

Logo - Peterbilt==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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PACCAR will notify registered owners, and dealers will inspect the 520 Truck models Right Hand Stand-Up Steering Column Structure and replace it if cracks are present, as well as add additional support brackets to the new (if replaced) or existing structure, free of charge.

Additionally, for the 520 Truck models, dealers will install a Large Gusset with triangulating support for the Column Bracket, free of charge. A remedy plan for the 320 Truck models has not been yet been finalized. The recall is expected to begin March 8, 2021. Owners may contact Peterbilt Customer Service toll-free at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR’s designation for this recall is 21PBA.

==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by PACCAR Incorporated , please search for “PACCAR” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Peterbilt brand, please search for “Peterbilt” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crush hazards, please search for “crush” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Concussion hazards, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “CNS damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V004000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13981-2021
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