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KME Panther Ii Recalls

There have been 2 recalls on Panther Ii vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2013-05-10 and published by the NHTSA on 2013-05-17, was due to a problem with the steering. Approximately 695 vehicles were involved. Since 2009, Panther Ii's have experienced approximately 2 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the air. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional KME Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.

Recalled KME Panther Ii vehicles

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Detailed Recall Information for KME Panther Ii

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2013-05-10 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-05-17)
Recall Summary: Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (Kovatch) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Predator, Predator SS, Panther; 2010-2011 ARFF; and model year 2010-2013 Panther II emergency vehicles. The grease fitting in the steering column shaft may get caught in the column cover. The grease fitting could tear the cover which will impact the driver's ability to steer the vehicle.
Hazard: A sudden loss of steering control may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Kovatch will notify owners and dealers will remove the grease fitting, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in May 20, 2013. Owners may contact Kovatch at 1-570-669-5173. Kovatch's recall campaign number is 2013-E01.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=13V187000
   
2013-04-12 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-04-12)
Recall Summary: Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (Kovatch) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Predator, Predator SS, Panther, and model year 2011 Panther II emergency vehicles manufactured February 1, 2011, through February 28, 2013. These vehicles are equipped with Meritor axle assemblies that were built with disc brakes using MGM J24 series air brake chambers. In the affected axles, the brake chambers may leak pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components.
Hazard: Overheated brake components could result in a fire.
Remedy: Kovatch will notify owners and will replace the actuators as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in April 2013. Owners may contact Kovatch at 1-570-669-5132.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=13V137000
   
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