Are there any recalls on Kenworth Peterbilt tractors?
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Paccar Incorporated has agreed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall almost half a million Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors produced between 2007 and 2019 to repair a faulty anti-lock brake (ABS)/electronic-stability control (ESC) warning light.
How does ABS work on a big truck?
by Alibaster Smith. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) in a big truck is very similar to those in most vehicles. A sensor at each wheel monitors wheel speed. During hard braking, the wheel sensor controls the braking action to prevent wheel lockup.
Is there a recall on the PACCAR ABS?
For questions regarding the antilock brake system recall, call Kenworth customer service at 425-828-5888 with recall number 20KWB or Peterbilt customer service at 940-591-4220 with recall number 20PBC. NHTSA’s number for this recall is 20V-199. This recall is similar to one Paccar issued in July 2018.
How do you troubleshoot traction control and ABS?
However, to be sure, you should troubleshoot the system. Check the fuse for the traction control and ABS by first removing the fuse box panel under the steering wheel. Pull the fuse for the ABS with the fuse puller located in the fuse panel. Check that the metal strip inside the fuse is not damaged.
When do you know you have a brake problem?
If you notice a difference in the resistance in the brake pedal — it feels “softer,” or sinks all the way to the floor mat when you press on it — it’s a sign you need immediate service. There could be air or moisture in the braking system or a problem with the master cylinder.
What are the problems with an air brake system?
Insufficient Brakes -Brakes need adjusting, lubricating or relining. -Low air pressure in the brake system (below 60 psi). -Brake valve delivery pressure below normal. -Wrong size actuators and/or slack adjusters. -Failure of part of a dual air system. -If remote mounted brake valve, check linkage. 2.) Brakes Apply Too Slowly
What happens when you hit the brake pedal?
When you hit the brake pedal, the brake pads hug the rotors, slowing them and your vehicle. You want rotors to be smooth and completely even in thickness. Over time and thousands of wheel revolutions, it’s normal for the rotor surface to get slight variations. Rust can also sometimes develop.