Peterbilt 362 1981

Model 362 made in 1981 by Peterbilt got 4 recalls. There were some recalls concerningequipment, seat belts and structure.

Model 1981


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
82V020000PACCAR, INCORPORATEDfrom 01/01/1981 to 02/01/1982V (Vehicle)200011/12/1982MFRPETERBILT MOTOR COMPANY03/02/198203/12/1982
Defect SummaryA possibility exists that if the cigarette lighter is depressed, engaging the heating element, lighter may not automatically pop out or disengage. as a result, the heating element may continue to heat to higher than normal temperatures.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will inspect and, if necessary, replace the lighter without charge.
NotesVehicle description: trucks.system: interior; cigarette lighter.consequences of defect: this could cause ignition of material adjacent to thelighter, leading to a vehicle fire and injury to passengers.
92V186000PACCAR, INCORPORATEDfrom 01/01/1981 to 06/01/1983V (Vehicle)630004/26/1993OVSCPETERBILT MOTOR COMPANY12/23/199212/30/1992571210
Defect SummarySingle thickness tether safety belts can break under the stresses created during a vehicle crash. the safety belts do not comply with fmvss 207 and 210.
Consequence SummaryBroken safety belts do not provide adequate protectionfor seat occupants in the event of a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryReplace single thickness tether safety belts with double thickness tether belts.
NotesSystem: safety belts; fmvss 207 and 210.vehicle description: heavy trucks.
82V047000PACCAR, INCORPORATEDfrom 01/01/1981 to 04/01/1982V (Vehicle)80012/23/1982MFRPETERBILT MOTOR COMPANY05/12/198205/17/1982
Defect SummarySome of the involved vehicles may develop cracks in the front extension of the frame rail due to discrepancies involving the location of a weld stud. in this condition, the frame extension could separate.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will inspect existing frame extentions and, if necessary, replace them at no cost to owner.
NotesVehicle description: trucks.system: structure; frame & members.consequences of defect: if separation occurs while vehicle is in operation,loss of vehicle control and an accident could occur.
81V054000PACCAR, INCORPORATEDfrom 01/01/1981 to 03/01/1981V (Vehicle)40005/29/1981MFRPETERBILT MOTOR COMPANY04/20/198105/15/1981
Defect SummarySome vehicles may have been manufactured with a windshield mask having too large an opening which was not angled correctly. the top of the windshield could come out of the rubber molding, allowing the windshield glass to shift back approximately one inch.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryAll involved vehicles will have the mask reformed and a bracket will be added to ensure the retention of the windshield.
NotesVehicle description: trucks.system: visual; windshield mask.consequences of defect: this shifting could occur suddenly and distract driverwhich could result in a loss of vehicle control and an accident.