Paccar, Volvo trucks swept up in Cummins recall

Cummins announced Wednesday it plans to introduce a fully electrified powertrain for the urban transportation market by 2019.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has included nearly 50,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors and more than 3,000 Volvo trucks in a recall affecting trucks spec’d with Cummins ISX15 or X15 engines.

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 notify 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 Kenworth trucks included in the recall are 2017-2019 C500, T600, T660, T680, T800, T880 and W900. Affected Peterbilt trucks include 2017-2019 models 367, 386, 389, 567, 579 and 587.