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
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,237
Vehicle Make - Model - Model Year(s) PIERCE IMPEL 2007-2010 PIERCE VELOCITY 2007-2010
Manufacturer: Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Velocity and Impel fire trucks manufactured from June 6, 2007, through October 30, 2010. Â The springs inside the inner door handles may allow the door to open inadvertently.
If the door inadvertently opens while the vehicle is in motion, the occupants may fall out and suffer personal injury.
Pierce will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inner door handles, free of charge. Â The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Â Owners may contact Pierce at 1-920-832-3000.
Pierce's campaign recall number is 74B237. Â 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.