Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

E-One e Recalling 2011-2013 Cyclone Fire Trucks for Possible Brake Fire

Cyclone II ladder truck Cyclone II ladder truck

Report Receipt Date: APR 17, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V145000
Component(s): PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
Vehicle Make Mode - Model Year(s): E-ONE CYCLONE II 2011-2013

Manufacturer: E-One Incorporated
SUMMARY: E-One Incorporated (E-One) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Cyclone II fire fighting vehicles manufactured from April 22, 2011, through February 8, 2013. These vehicles are equipped with Meritor axle assemblies that were built with piston air parking brake actuators. In the affected axles, the brake chambers may leak pressure allowing the parking brake to drag when it is supposed to be released. Brake dragging could lead to overheated brake components.
CONSEQUENCE: Overheated brake components could result in a fire.
REMEDY: E-One will notify owners and the actuators will be replaced as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, April 30, 2013. Owners may contact E-One at 1-800-627-5050. E-One's number for this campaign is 4EN.
NOTES: 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.