Make : KME Model : FIRESTIX Year : 2013
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 20V006000
Date Owner's Notified: 2020-02-25 Date Received by ODI: 2020-01-08 Date Added to Database: 2020-01-08
Manufacturers Involved: KME FIRE APPARATUS
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6
      Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. "KME" is recalling one 2017 and certain 2012-2015 Emergency Response KME 55 FT Firestix Aerial Devices. The swing drives may not contain lubricating oil, which can cause the internal gears to become damaged and cause seizing.
      If the swing drive's internal gears become damaged or start seizing, uncontrolled movement of the ladder can occur, increasing the risk of an injury.
      KME will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the swing drives and rebuild them if they do not contain the lubricating oil, free of charge. The recall began February 25, 2020. Owners may contact KME customer service at 1-800-235-3928.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      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