Cummins fuel line issue extends to more than 50,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo tractors

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Nearly 50,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors and more than 3,000 Volvo tractors are now included in a recall affecting trucks equipped with Cummins ISX15 or X15 engines, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall stems from fuel lines potentially bursting if the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becoming restricted in certain driving conditions, such as on a long downhill grade. If the fuel line bursts, fuel could leak onto the road, and the engine could stall without warning. Daimler and Navistar have also announced recalls in recent weeks for the same issue.

Cummins will be notifying owners of affected trucks, and dealers will replace the suspect fuel pump cooling circuit screen for free. Affected Kenworth and Peterbilt owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-940-591-4220 with recall number 18E081. NHTSA’s Paccar recall number is 18V-657. Affected Volvo owners can contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX1802. NHTSA’s Volvo recall number is 18V-668.

The Volvo recall includes 3,138 model year 2016-2019 VNL tractors. The 48,896 Paccar trucks included in the recall are:

  • 2017-2019 Kenworth C500
  • 2017-2019 Kenworth T600
  • 2017-2019 Kenworth T660
  • 2017-2019 Kenworth T680
  • 2017-2019 Kenworth T800
  • 2017-2019 Kenworth T880
  • 2017-2019 Kenworth W900
  • 2017-2019 Peterbilt 367
  • 2017-2019 Peterbilt 386
  • 2017-2019 Peterbilt 389
  • 2017-2019 Peterbilt 567
  • 2017-2019 Peterbilt 579
  • 2017-2019 Peterbilt 587
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