Medtec Ambulance Recalls
There have been 2 recalls on Ambulance vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2012-12-04 due to a problem with the seats. Approximately 977 vehicles were involved. Since 1995, Ambulance's have experienced approximately 4 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the anchorage, wiring, seat belts. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Medtec Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.
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Detailed Recall Information for Medtec Ambulance
|2012-12-04||(Published by NHTSA on 2012-12-04)|
|Recall Summary:||Medtec is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Ambulances (Type I, Type I-AD, Type II, Type III, and Type III-AD) manufactured from January 2, 2009, through May 1, 2011. If an attendant lands on the bench top with great force, such as when the vehicle hits a bump in the road, the bench top screws may loosen and pull out.|
|Hazard:||If the bench top securing screws pull out then the bench top may drop into the cavity of the bench compartment, increasing the risk of personal injury.|
|Remedy:||Medtec will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began on January 8, 2013. Owners may contact Medtec toll-free at 1-866-263-3832.|
|Additional Info:||Medtec's recall campaign number is 74B238M.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.|
|2009-04-01||(Published by NHTSA on 2009-04-01)|
|Recall Summary:||MEDTEC IS RECALLING 72 MY 2007-2009 ADDITIONAL DUTY AMBULANCES. THE SEAT BELT ANCHORS FOR THE SQUAD BENCH ARE FASTENED TO THE SIDEWALL OF THE AMBULANCE BODY, USING 1/4-20 SELF-THREADING MACHINE SCREWS. IN SOME CASES, INCORRECT MOUNTING SCREWS WERE INSTALLED. THE SEAT BELT ANCHORS COULD PULL FREE OF THE WALL MOUNTING.|
|Hazard:||IF THIS WERE TO HAPPEN, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH COULD OCCUR.|
|Remedy:||DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT BELT ANCHORS AND MAKE SURE THE ANCHOR FASTENERS ARE TIGHT AND THE FASTENERS ARE NOT MISSING OR PARTIALLY PULLED OUT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MEDEC AT 1-866-263-3832.|
|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 .|
|2004-10-15||(Published by NHTSA on 2004-10-15)|
|Recall Summary:||ON CERTAIN AMBULANCES, A DIODE IN THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE MAY EXPERIENCE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.|
|Hazard:||THE ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY CAUSE AN ABS MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD ILLUMINATE THE ABS WARNING LIGHT, OR THE MODULE MAY OVERHEAT RESULTING IN A BURNING ODOR, SMOKE, AND/OR FIRE. THIS CONDITION MAY OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN OR UNATTENDED.|
|Remedy:||DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW FUSE IN THE ABS CIRCUIT AND INSTALL A HEAT SHIELD OVER THE ABS MODULE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OCTOBER 8, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR MEDTEC AT 1-574-534-2631. ALSO FORD IS EXTENDING THE LIMITED WARRANTY (FOR A ONE TIME REPLACEMENT) OF THE ABS MODULE FOR A TOTAL OF 10 YEARS OR 150,000 MILES FROM THE WARRANTY START DATE, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS ALREADY ACCUMULATED MORE THAN 150,000 MILES, THIS COVERAGE WILL LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2005.|
|Additional Info:||MEDTEC/FORD RECALL NO. 04S22/CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 04N03.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).|
|2004-02-10||(Published by NHTSA on 2004-02-10)|
|Recall Summary:||ON CERTAIN AMBULANCES, THE SEAT BELT ANCHORS FOR THE SQUAD BENCH COULD PULL OUT FROM THE WALL.|
|Hazard:||SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN AN EVENT OF A CRASH.|
|Remedy:||DEALERS WILL INSTALL STEEL PLATES TO REINFORCE THE SEAT BELT ANCHORS. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MEDTEC AT 1-574-534-2631.|
|Additional Info:||CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).|
Additional Medtec ModelsRecalls have also been issued under these model names:
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.