PIERCE REAR MOUNT PUMPER 2009: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Make : PIERCE Model : REAR MOUNT PUMPER Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2003-12-10 - 2009-12-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 09V238000
Date Owner's Notified: 2009-07-17 Date Received by ODI: 2009-06-25 Date Added to Database: 2009-06-29
Manufacturers Involved: Pierce Manufacturing
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 39-0139830
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 466
Summary:
      PIERCE IS RECALLING 466 MODEL YEAR 2003 THROUGH 2009 FIRE APPARATUS BODIES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 10, 2003 AND MARCH 9, 2009, AND MAY HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH DUAL SCBA CYLINDER STORAGE COMPARTMENTS. THESE COMPARTMENTS EXTEND INBOARD HORIZONTALLY FROM THE SIDE OF THE REAR BODY. THE SCBA COMPARTMENT DOOR LATCH MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY, ALLOWING THE DOOR TO POP OPEN WITHOUT WARNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION.
Consequence:
      IF THE DOOR OPENS, THE SCBA CYLINDERS MAY FALL OUT OF THE COMPARTMENT AND ONTO THE ROADWAY, POSSIBLY BECOMING ROAD HAZARD TO OTHER MOTORISTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      PIERCE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 17, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIERCE AT 1-920-832-3000.
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'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .