Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     PIERCE / ARROW XT

   

2010-2012

     PIERCE / CONTENDER BIG BLOCK

   

2010-2012

     PIERCE / DASH CF

   

2010-2012

     PIERCE / QUANTUM

   

2010-2012

     PIERCE / VELOCITY

   

2010-2012

Manufacturer: PIERCE MANUFACTURING

Mfr's Report Date: JUN 27, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V311000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

 

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 313

Summary:
PIERCE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 28, 2010, THROUGH MARCH 27, 2012, EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL DD13 EPA 2007 AND EPA 2010 DIESEL ENGINES. THE PUMP TO RAIL HIGH PRESSURE FUEL LINE SUPPORT SYSTEM USED ON THESE ENGINES IS SENSITIVE TO ASSEMBLY TORQUE AND MAY BE DAMAGED DURING SERVICE WORK. AS A RESULT OF OTHER REPAIRS, THE LINE SUPPORTS MAY LOOSEN, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO FUEL LINE CRACKING AND A FUEL LEAK.

Consequence:
A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy:
PIERCE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND THE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL LINE SUPPORT SYSTEM WILL BE REPLACED BY DAIMLER TRUCK NORTH AMERICA (DTNA) AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITIES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL WILL BEGIN IN JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DTNA AT 1-800-547-0712 OR PIERCE MANUFACTURING, INC. AT 1-920-832-3000.

Notes:
THIS IS PIERCE RECALL NUMBER 74B233. 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.