KME PANTHER 2009: STEERING

Make : KME Model : PANTHER Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2008-09-01 - 2013-04-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V187000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-05-20 Date Received by ODI: 2013-05-09 Date Added to Database: 2013-05-10
Manufacturers Involved: Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2013-E01
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 695
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.
Consequence:
      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 began on May 20, 2013. Owners may contact Kovatch at 1-570-669-5173. Kovatch's recall campaign number is 2013-E01.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.