Peterbilt Trucks Manufactured with Improper Tires Recalled by PACCAR

Peterbilt Trucks Manufactured with Improper Tires Recalled by PACCAR
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January 15, 2016

Potential tire failure has led to a recall from PACCAR Incorporated.

The truck manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2015 Peterbilt model 388 vehicles. The affected vehicles were built with Michelin MN295/60 R22.5 XZA front tires and 8.25" wheels that were certified to a gross axle weight rating (GAWR) greater than the maximum 12,350 pounds allowed.

This issue puts the vehicles in violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars."

If the truck exceeds the load rating on the tire, the tire may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

PACCAR is including 15 trucks in this recall.

Peterbilt will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 8.25" front wheels with 9.00" wheels and re-program the maximum vehicle speed to the appropriate settings, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 29, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Peterbilt customer service at (940) 591-4000.