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KME Predator Recalls

There have been 6 recalls on Predator 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 2006, Predator's have experienced approximately 6 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the air, electronic stability control, engine and engine cooling. 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 Predator vehicles

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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
   
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V253000
   
2011-09-12 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-09-12)
Recall Summary: KOVATCH (KME) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 PREDATOR PUMPER FIRE TRUCKS AND 2011 5500 RESCUE FIRE TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, EQUIPPED WITH A CUMMINS ISX OR ISL DIESEL ENGINE. THE V-BAND CLAMP ASSEMBLY, PART NUMBERS Q187684, Q187685, AND Q187686, USED TO CONNECT THE INLET AND OUTLET CONE SECTIONS TO THE DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST (DOC)/DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF) INCLUDE A T-BOLT WHICH CAN FRACTURE AND FAIL WHEN SUBJECTED TO STRESS OR LOAD. A FRACTURE OR FAILURE OF THE T-BOLT MAY CAUSE THE CLAMP TO LOOSEN AND THE INLET OR OUTLET SECTIONS ATTACHED TO THE DOC/DPF HOUSING TO DISCONNECT.
Hazard: IF THE INLET OR OUTLET SECTIONS DISCONNECT, HOT EXHAUST GASES CAN VENT PRIOR TO EXITING THE TAILPIPE, CREATING THE RISK OF COMBUSTION AND A FIRE. IF BOTH CLAMPS FAIL, THERE IS A RISK IN SOME APPLICATIONS THAT THE DOC/DPF HOUSING MAY DETACH COMPLETELY, CREATING A ROAD HAZARD.
Remedy: KME IS WORKING WITH CUMMINS TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE RECALL CAMPAIGN. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED CUMMINS DEALERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 10, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CUMMINS AT 1-812-377-5000 OR KME AT 1-800-235-3928.
Additional Info: CUMMINS' RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS C1154.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V471000
   
2010-08-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-08-30)
Recall Summary: KOVATCH MOBILE EQUIPMENT CORP. (KME) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2009 PREDATOR MODEL EMERGENCY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2007 THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 2009, AND EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL SERIES 60 ENGINES. THE SOFTWARE ON THESE ENGINES MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER OVER-TEMPERATURE CONDITION IS DETECTED.
Hazard: UNEXPECTED EMERGENCY VEHICLE ENGINE SHUTDOWN COULD HAMPER RESCUE OPERATIONS AND PUT FIRST RESPONDERS AND OR THE PUBLIC AT RISK.
Remedy: ALL CUSTOMERS WITH AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY DAIMLER TRUCKS AND REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY DETROIT DIESEL. PLEASE SEE DAIMLER TRUCKS/DETROIT DIESEL'S DEFECT REPORT 10E-005. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DETROIT DIESEL AT 1-800-547-0712 OR ON LINE HTTP://WWW.DETROITDIESEL.COM/SUPPORTNETWORK.
Additional Info: OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V386000
   
2008-06-12 (Published by NHTSA on 2008-06-12)
Recall Summary: KME IS RECALLING 122 MY 2006-2007 PREDATOR AND SEVERE SERVICE PUMPER, AERIAL AND TDA FIRE TRUCKS. A CHECK VALVE WAS OMITTED FROM THE SECONDARY SUPPLY PORT OF THE BENDIX SR-7 SPRING BRAKE MODULATING VALVE.
Hazard: AS A RESULT, AN AIR LEAK IN THE SECONDARY OR PRIMARY SYSTEM MAY RESULT IN THE PARK BRAKES INADVERTENTLY APPLYING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL ADD A CHECK VALVE TO THE SECONDARY SUPPLY PORT OF THE SR-7 SPRING BRAKE MODULATING VALVE AND WILL ALSO REPAIR THE SR-7 VALVE BY APPLYING A CHECK VALVE REPAIR KIT AS REQUIRED FOR THE BENDIX SAFETY RECALL (PLEASE SEE 07E037). THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 3, 2007. KME HAS COMPLETED 68 OF THE 123 TRUCKS AND WILL COMPLETE THE REPAIR WORK BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KME AT 1-570-669-5154.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=08V263000
   
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