Over 11,000 medium-duty trucks manufactured by Peterbilt and Kenworth are subject to a recall due to a potential issue with the cab mirror assembly that could result in the mirror glass detaching.
What trucks are affected: Model years 2022-2024 of Peterbilt 535, 536, 537, and 548, and Kenworth T180, T280, T380, and T480 trucks are included in the recall.
Details of the issue: Reports indicate that the glass lock ring on the cab mirror may not be fully seated. If the mirror glass falls, visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of accidents.
- To date, there have been 181 warranty claims, but no injuries or accidents reported in connection with this issue.
- Only about 1% of the recalled trucks are expected to have this defect.
What's next: Truck dealerships will inspect and, if necessary, tighten the mirror lock rings free of charge starting March 15, when owner notification letters are scheduled to be sent out.
Owners can reach out to Kenworth customer service at 425-828-5888 with recall number 24KWA or Peterbilt customer service at 940-591-4220 with recall number 24PBA for more information. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall number is 24V-017.
Meanwhile, Mekra Lang North America, the supplier of the mirrors, is considering a design change to provide a long-term solution to the issue.