KME PANTHER 2012: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR

Make : KME Model : PANTHER Year : 2012
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V137000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2013-04-11 Date Added to Database: 2013-04-12
Manufacturers Involved: Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:AIR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 40
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.
Consequence:
      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 May 2013. Owners may contact Kovatch at 1-570-669-5132.
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 Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.