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NHTSA Recall 10V423000

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Emergency Services Vehicles Vehicles:  Pierce Arrow XT, Pierce Dash, Pierce Enforcer, Pierce Impel, Pierce Lance, Pierce Velocity

NHTSA Recall 10V423000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	10V423000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     PIERCE / ARROW XT 	    	1998-2008
     PIERCE / DASH 	    	1998-2008
     PIERCE / ENFORCER 	    	1998-2008
     PIERCE / IMPEL 	    	1998-2008
     PIERCE / LANCE 	    	1998-2008
     PIERCE / VELOCITY 	    	1998-2008
Manufacturer: PIERCE MANUFACTURING 	Mfr's Report Date: SEP 21, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V423000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,652
Summary:
PIERCE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1998 THROUGH 2008 ARROW XT, LANCE, VELOCITY, ENFORCER, IMPEL, AND DASH CUSTOM FIRE APPARATUS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 30, 1998 THROUGH NOVEMBER 25, 2008. THE STEERING GEAR BRACKET MAY FRACTURE AND BREAK. IF THIS OCCURS THE STEERING GEAR MAY DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE.
Consequence:
DETACHMENT OF THE STEERING GEAR WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL THAT COULD CAUSE A CRASH.
Remedy:
PIERCE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BRACKET FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 12, 2010. OWNERS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED TO INSPECT THE STEERING GEAR BRACKET PRIOR TO EACH TRIP. THE REMEDY TO REPAIR THIS DEFECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NO EARLIER THE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIERCE AT 1-888-974-3723.
Notes:
PIERCE SAFETY RECALL NO. 74B207. 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 . 


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