Paccar Recalling Some Kenworths Over Wiper-Fluid Defect

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Paccar Inc. is recalling more than 100,000 Kenworth model-year 2011-2016 trucks because water may leak into the windshield wiper motor, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

Wipers may stop working on the “intermittent” setting, reducing drivers’ visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. Water may cause corrosion which, over time, may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire, NHTSA said.

The affected trucks include Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470, C500, C540, C550, T680, T800, W900, and 963 trucks manufactured between Nov. 1, 2010, and April 7, 2015.

Paccar still is developing and testing a remedy and has not yet provided a notification schedule, but owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 425-828-5000 and reference recall No. 15KWF.