Paccar Recalling Nearly 450 Peterbilt, Kenworth Trucks

BELLEVUE, WA — The parent company to Peterbilt and Kenworth, Paccar Inc., is recalling 443 trucks.

They are model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks manufactured September 1, 2014 through March 30, 2015.

According to bulletin from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each time the cruise control speed decrease button is pressed, the vehicle speed will actually increase by one mile per hour. It warns if a driver is intending to slow down a vehicle but instead it inadvertently speeds up, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will update the cab controller software, free of charge. The company has yet to provide a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000 or Kenworth customer service at 1-425-828-5000.

The number for the recall are 415-E and 15KWC, respectively.

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