Defective ECM Can Cause Trucks to Short Circuit and Stall

Defective ECM Can Cause Trucks to Short Circuit and Stall
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October 12, 2015

An engine prone to stalling is prompting a recall from one truck manufacturer.

Paccar Incorporated is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Kenworth T370, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 vehicles and 2016 Peterbilt 337, 348, 365, 367, 382, 386, 389, 567, 579, and 587 vehicles. The affected vehicles feature an Engine Control Module (ECM) that may short circuit.

In the event of an ECM short circuit, the engine can stall without warning. This unexpected development increases the risk of crash and injury.

Paccar is recalling about 350 trucks that are impacted by this defect.

Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective engine control modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by October 31, 2015.

Owners with questions should contact Kenworth customer service at (425) 828-5000 or Peterbilt customer service at (940) 591-4000.