KME PREDATOR PANTHER 2010: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Make : KME Model : PREDATOR PANTHER Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2010-03-01 - 2011-10-10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V253000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-06-05 Date Received by ODI: 2012-06-04 Date Added to Database: 2012-06-06
Manufacturers Involved: Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: L-02
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 78
Summary:
      KOVATCH MOBILE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION "KME" IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2010-2011 PREDATOR, PREDATOR SS, PREDATOR PANTHER, AND PREDATOR XL EMERGENCY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 1, 2010 THROUGH OCTOBER 10, 2011, EQUIPPED WITH FEATURE CODE 04AZX MERITOR WABCO ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL "ESC" UNITS. UNDER CERTAIN ROAD AND DRIVING CONDITIONS, VEHICLE BODY ROLL AND ROAD INCLINATION CHARACTERISTICS MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE SLIP ANGLE CALCULATION OF THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL "ESC" SYSTEM. THIS MIGHT CAUSE THE ESC TO PERCEIVE AN OVER STEERING SITUATION AND THEREFORE APPLY THE OUTER WHEEL BRAKE ON THE FRONT AXLE UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS PERCEIVED TO BE STABLE.
Consequence:
      THE VEHICLE MAY DEVIATE FROM THE INTENDED LINE OF TRAVEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      KME WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW ESC MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 5, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KME AT 1-570-669-5154.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      KME RECALL NUMBER L-02.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.