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NHTSA Recall 11V230000

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Emergency Services Vehicles Vehicles:  Pierce Arrow XT, Pierce Velocity

NHTSA Recall 11V230000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V230000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     PIERCE / ARROW XT 	    	2009-2011
     PIERCE / VELOCITY 	    	2009-2011
Manufacturer: PIERCE MANUFACTURING 	Mfr's Report Date: APR 04, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V230000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: WHEELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
Summary:
PIERCE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 ARROW XT AND VELOCITY FIRE APPARATUS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 30, 2009, THROUGH MARCH 15, 2011. THE FRONT AXLE OF THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH MICHELIN 365/70R22.5 XZA TIRES INSTALLED ON 12.25 INCH WIDE WHEELS. THESE TIRES REQUIRE 10.5 INCH WIDE WHEELS. THEREFORE, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS."
Consequence:
THE WIDER 12.25 INCH WHEEL MAY CAUSE THE TIRE BEAD TO SEPARATE FROM THE RIM. THIS TIRE BEAD SEPARATION CAN CAUSE A TIRE FAILURE THAT MAY CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW 10.5 INCH WIDE WHEELS AND NEW MICHELIN 365/70R22.5 ZXA TIRES ON THE FRONT AXLE OF THE FIRE APPARATUS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIERCE AT 1-920-832-3000.
Notes:
PIERCE'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 74B213. 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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