Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

PIERCE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 ARROW XT, DASH CF, QUANTUM AND VELOCITY EMERCENCY VEHICLES

Report Date : March 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V080000

Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s):
PIERCE / ARROW XT / 2010-2012
PIERCE / DASH CF / 2010-2012
PIERCE / QUANTUM / 2010-2012
PIERCE / VELOCITY / 2010-2012

Manufacturer: PIERCE MANUFACTURING Mfr's Report Date: FEB 24, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V080000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 276

Summary:
PIERCE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 ARROW XT, DASH CF, QUANTUM AND VELOCITY EMERCENCY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 13, 2010, THROUGH FEBRUARY 8, 2012, AND EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL DD13 EPA 2010 ENGINES. THE ENGINE SHUTDOWN SOFTWARE NORMALLY PROVIDED TO PROTECT THE ENGINE AND VEHICLE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN DISABLED ON ENGINES INTENDED FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE APPLICATIONS.

Consequence:
IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR RECEIVES AND IGNORES MULTIPLE WARNINGS INDICATING THE NEED FOR OPERATOR INTERVENTION, THE ENGINE MAY SHUT DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY. UNEXPECTED EMERGENCY VEHICLE ENGINE SHUTDOWN UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS COULD HAMPER RESCUE OPERATIONS AND PLACE THE PUBLIC AT RISK.

Remedy:
PIERCE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DETROIT DIESEL DEALERS WILL DISABLE THE ENGINE SHUTDOWN SOFTWARE, FREE OF CHARGE. PIERCE HAS NOT PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIERCE AT 888-974-3723.

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.

 

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