KME AERIALCAT 2003: EQUIPMENT

Make : KME Model : AERIALCAT Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2003-07-01 - 2011-08-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V027000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-04-10 Date Received by ODI: 2012-01-30 Date Added to Database: 2012-02-01
Manufacturers Involved: Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 120
Summary:
      KOVATCH MOBILE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION "KME" IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 THROUGH 2011 AERIALCAT MODEL FIRE TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN AERIAL BUCKET THAT IS OPERATED WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROLS AND A TURNTABLE THAT HAS HYDRAULIC CONTROLS. ON THESE VEHICLES, UPON ACTIVATION OF THE DEAD MAN"S SWITCH ON THE TURNTABLE, THE LADDER MAY UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE.
Consequence:
      IF THE LADDER UNEXPECTEDLY MOVES, THE OPERATOR CAN LOSE CONTROL OF THE BUCKET LOCATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy:
      KME WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE TRUCKS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 10, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KOVATCH MOBILE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION AT 1-570-669-5154.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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 .