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Defective fuel pump results in truck recall

Kentucky truck drivers should be aware that over 1,700 tractor-trailers will be recalled because of a potential defect in the fuel pump in some Cummins engines. An estimated 1,737 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks that were built with Cummins ISX15 engines are included in the recall.

The recall targets the 2017-2018 Peterbilt trucks built between Dec. 20, 2016 and April 17, 2017, which includes the 857, 579, 567, 389 and the 367 models. The Kenworth trucks included in the recall are the 2018 model year trucks manufactured between Jan. 9, 2017 and May 5, 2017 and include the W900, T880, T800, T680 and C500 trucks.

According to the recall, the engines in question may have defective fuel pumps that can result in the fuel pump's drive gear rotating loose on the drive shaft. This can result in the fuel pump not being able to function, which could lead to the engine stalling and increase the likelihood of a vehicle accident. Vehicle owners will be notified by Cummins, although a notification schedule has yet to be determined. Dealers will replace the fuel pumps free of charge to the owners. The recall is assigned the number 17V-443 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. C1909 is the Paccar recall number. Truck owners should contact the customer service departments at Cummins or Paccar if they have any questions or concerns about the recall.

A big rig accident caused by defective parts can result in catastrophic injuries to occupants of other vehicles. People who have been harmed in such a manner might want to meet with a personal injury attorney to see which party or parties could be held financially responsible for the losses that have been incurred.

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