Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Pierce recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Velocity and Impel fire trucks door handles may allow the doors to open inadvertently.

RECALL Subject: Doors may open Unexpectedly

Report Receipt Date: FEB 25, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V062000

Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,237

Vehicle Make - Model - Model Year(s) PIERCE IMPEL 2007-2010 PIERCE VELOCITY 2007-2010

Manufacturer: Pierce Manufacturing

SUMMARY:
Pierce is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Velocity and Impel fire trucks manufactured from June 6, 2007, through October 30, 2010.  The springs inside the inner door handles may allow the door to open inadvertently.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the door inadvertently opens while the vehicle is in motion, the occupants may fall out and suffer personal injury.

REMEDY:
Pierce will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inner door handles, free of charge.  The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.  Owners may contact Pierce at 1-920-832-3000.

NOTES:
Pierce's campaign recall number is 74B237.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.