Thousands of Peterbilts recalled for cab step that could cause a fall

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling more than 3,500 trucks for a cab step issue that could lead to injury.

The recall affects certain 2022 Peterbilt 579 models equipped with chassis fairings.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents, The bolts that hold the chassis fairing step assembly in the closed position may loosen and fracture the latch attachment, causing the fairing assembly to flex.

The partially unsecured cab step could unexpectedly move while a driver is entering or exiting the cab, increasing the risk of injury.

The recall affects 3,511 vehicles.

PACCAR will begin notifying truck owners of the recall by letter starting March 19, 2022. Dealers will add new fasteners and a bracket, free of charge.

Truck owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4220 and reference recall number 22PBA.