KME Predator Panther Recalls
There has been 1 recall on Predator Panther vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2016-08-01 and published by the NHTSA on 2016-08-30, was due to a problem with the manual transmission. Approximately 112 vehicles were involved. Since 2010, Predator Panther's have experienced approximately 3 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the equipment, electronic stability control. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
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Detailed Recall Information for KME Predator Panther
|2016-08-01||(Published by NHTSA on 2016-08-30)|
|Recall Summary:||Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2016 Predator SS Tractor Drawn Aerial, Predator SS Aerial, Predator Pumper, Predator Aerial, M114 Tanker, 7600 Tanker, 7600 Pumper, 7400 Tanker, 4400 Pumper, and FDNY Pumper and 2016-2017 Predator SS Pumper and Predator Panther Pumper and 2015-2017 M2 Pumper vehicles. The affected vehicles may be equipped with certain C20 and C21 split-shaft transmissions from Waterous. This transmission sends power to the wheels of an emergency response vehicle or powers an add-on unit such as a water pump used for fighting fires. A component within the shift unit may be damaged and as a result, the operator may not be able to switch the power output.|
|Hazard:||If the power output cannot be changed, once the fire truck arrives at the scene, it may not be able to pump water to aid in extinguishing the fire, increasing the risk of injury.|
|Remedy:||KME will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the transmissions, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 27, 2016. Owners may contact KME customer service at 1-800-235-3926.|
|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.|
|2016-05-12||(Published by NHTSA on 2016-06-10)|
|Recall Summary:||Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2016 KME Predator and KME 2016-2107 Predator Severe Service and Panther emergency vehicles, equipped with pumps to provide pressurized water to aid in fighting fires. These pumps have 6" intake strainers that may have been improperly soldered during production and, as a result, the strainers may come apart during use, allowing parts of the strainer and debris to enter the pump, possibly damaging the pump.|
|Hazard:||If the strainer and/or debris enters the pump, and the operator is forced to shut down the pump, reducing firefighting effectiveness, there could be an increased risk of injury.|
|Remedy:||KME will notify owners to check the strainer for missing solder at the joints. Any strainers missing solder will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2016. Owners may contact KME customer service at 1-570-669-5577 or Hale Products Customer Service Center at 1-800-533-3569.|
|2012-06-06||(Published by NHTSA on 2012-06-06)|
|Recall Summary:||KOVATCH MOBILE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION (KME) IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2010-2011 PREDATOR, PREDATOR SS, PREDATOR PANTHER, AND PREDATOR XL EMERGENCY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 1, 2010 THROUGH OCTOBER 10, 2011, EQUIPPED WITH FEATURE CODE 04AZX MERITOR WABCO ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) UNITS. UNDER CERTAIN ROAD AND DRIVING CONDITIONS, VEHICLE BODY ROLL AND ROAD INCLINATION CHARACTERISTICS MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE SLIP ANGLE CALCULATION OF THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM. THIS MIGHT CAUSE THE ESC TO PERCEIVE AN OVER STEERING SITUATION AND THEREFORE APPLY THE OUTER WHEEL BRAKE ON THE FRONT AXLE UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS PERCEIVED TO BE STABLE.|
|Hazard:||THE VEHICLE MAY DEVIATE FROM THE INTENDED LINE OF TRAVEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.|
|Remedy:||KME WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW ESC MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 5, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KME AT 1-570-669-5154.|
|Additional Info:||KME RECALL NUMBER L-02.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.|
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