WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2015) — PACCAR Inc. is voluntarily recalling 1,652 Peterbilt trucks that can travel at speeds higher than those indicated for the speed ratings of their front tires.
The recall involves nine different Peterbilt models ranging from model years 2009 to 2016, PACCAR told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a Nov. 6 letter.
Those trucks are equipped with Michelin 295/60R22.5 XZA-2 front tires that are speed-rated at 65 mph when installed on the Peterbilt trucks, PACCAR said. However, the trucks can travel as speeds up to 75 mph, the Bellevue, Wash.-based truck maker said.
A Michelin spokesman said the XZA-2 tires have a top speed of 65 mph when they meet Peterbilt's specifications. That includes a maximum load of 7,390 lbs. and inflation of 130 psi when mounted on nine-inch rims, he said.
The speed rating on the XZA-2 tires can go up to 75 mph, depending on load, inflation and rim size, he said.
PACCAR will notify truck owners of the recall and direct its dealers to reprogram the vehicles' speed parameters to limit their maximum speed to 65 mph, the truck maker told NHTSA.
There is no timetable yet for notification, but truck owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 940-591-4000 and ask about Recall No. 1115P.