Recalls for KME

2018 KME PREDATOR TDA - STRUCTURE
04/16/2019 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2018 Predator Tractor-Drawn Aerial (TDA) vehicles. A weld may fail on the waterway pipes, possibly resulting in a pipe detaching from the vehicle.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    19V189000
2017 KME COMMERCIAL SKID - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
11/10/2018 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2015 and 2017 KME Commercial Skid vehicles equipped with Kubota Diesel Powered Portable Pumps, part number 200779, revisions A through C, supplied by Hale Products. These pumps may be improperly wired, causing the Oil Pressure and Temperature warning lamps to not illuminate when needed.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    18V746000
2019 KME COMMERCIAL PUMPER - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
10/02/2018 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Commercial Pumper, Commercial Rescue, Commercial Tanker, Commercial Wildland, 2018-2019 Predator Aerial, Predator Panther Pumper, Predator Pumper, Predator Rescue, Predator SS Pumper, Predator Tanker, 2018 Predator Panther Aerial, Predator Panther Tanker, Predator SS Aerial, Predator SS TDA, and Predator TDA vehicles equipped with Whelen accessory brake lights. Depending on the specific wiring of the vehicle, these brake lights may illuminate when the brake pedal has not been pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    18V622000
2018 KME PREDATOR SS - EQUIPMENT
07/31/2018 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2017 KME Predator TDA, 2016-2018 KME Predator SS TDA, and 2018 KME Predator SS Aerial emergency vehicles equipped with an aerial ladder and optional tip mounted lifting device. The lifting devices do not meet the specified load rating or safety factor.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    18V433000
2018 KME PREDATOR AERIAL - EQUIPMENT
07/11/2018 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2015-2017 KME Predator SS Aerial, and 2015-2018 KME Predator Aerial emergency vehicles equipped with an aerial platform and optional modular platform tether control. If the tether control gets unplugged while it is operating the aerial, the last command will be continued to be carried out.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    18V393000
2016 KME PREDATOR AERIAL - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
05/01/2018 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2012-2016 KME Predator SS Pumper and Predator Pumper, and 2015-2016 Predator Aerial vehicles equipped with Cummins ISX12 engines. The braided cab lift hydraulic hoses, wire braided air lines and/or wire braided fuel cooler lines may be improperly routed and secured contacting the starter power stud, causing a leak and a possible short-circuit.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    18V237000
2013 KME PREDATOR SS AERIAL - SUSPENSION:FRONT
04/01/2018 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2007-2012 KME Predator Pumper, 2013 Predator SS Aerial, 2007 Predator Aerial, 2008-2011 Predator Rescue, and 2007 Predator Tanker vehicles, equipped with Timoney Independent Front Suspensions. Inconsistent machining may result in fatigue cracks developing over time in the front axle spindles, causing failure of the spindle and the possible separation of a front wheel from the vehicle.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    18V172000
2018 KME COMMERCIAL PUMPER - EQUIPMENT
12/12/2017 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2015 Predator SS Tanker and Commercial Pumper built on Freightliner chassis, 2015-2018 Predator SS Pumper and Commercial Pumper built on Navistar chassis, 2016 Predator Panther Aerial and Predator Aerial, 2015-2017 Predator Panther Pumper and 2018 Predator SS Aerial vehicles equipped with Hale pressure relief valves in the water pumps used for fire fighting. Rings securing the valves may corrode over time after exposure to water, causing the ring to fail and the pressure relief valve to open, reducing the water pressure available for fire fighting.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    17V765000
2016 KME AIRPORT REFUELER - STEERING | STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
09/19/2017 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2016 Predator Pumper, Predator Rescue, and Airport Refueler vehicles, equipped with certain Dana Spicer steer axles. The castellated nut on the steer axles may not be properly torqued, allowing the tie rod to loosen.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    17V527000
2016 KME PREDATOR AERIAL - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE | EQUIPMENT
08/22/2017 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Predator SS Aerial, and Predator Aerial vehicles. The software that controls the ladder rotation circuit may allow the ladder to rotate even after the rotation joystick is released.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    17V503000
2017 KME PREDATOR SS AERIAL - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE | EQUIPMENT
08/22/2017 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Predator Aerial, and 2014-2017 Predator SS Aerial vehicles. A software error may cause the aerial ladder tip control speed to momentarily switch from 20 percent speed to 100 percent overall speed.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    17V504000
2017 KME PREDATOR TANKER - FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
07/11/2017 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling one 2017 Predator Tanker truck equipped with a Cummins ISX 15L engine. The affected engine has a fuel pump whose drive gear may slip on its drive shaft, causing a fuel pump function loss, resulting in an engine stall.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    17V409000
2017 KME PREDATOR AERIAL - EQUIPMENT
01/18/2017 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2011-2017 Predator Aerial and Predator Panther Aerial, 2014 Predator TDA, 2014-2017 Predator SS TDA, and 2012-2017 Predator SS Aerial fire trucks. In the affected vehicles, water may leak into the ladder position sensor allowing the ladder make contact with the vehicle or be placed off of the short jack side of the truck.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    16V930000
2016 KME PREDATOR SS AERIAL - POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
01/10/2017 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Predator SS Aerial vehicles manufactured June 20, 2008, to May 23, 2016, and 2009-2011 Predator Aerial vehicles manufactured March 6, 2009, to January 14, 2011. The affected vehicles have tandem rear axles with S-cam brakes that may engage without the brake pedal being pressed.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    16V926000
2016 KME PREDATOR SS - EQUIPMENT
06/17/2016 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Predator Severe Service vehicles manufactured August 28, 2014, to January 27, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with Pelican 9410L flashlights, part number 9410-021-245 or 9410-021-110, with lithium ion battery packs, part number 9413-301-001, which may overheat.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    16V372000
2017 KME PREDATOR PANTHER - EQUIPMENT
06/14/2016 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2016 KME Predator and KME 2016-2107 Predator Severe Service and Panther emergency vehicles, equipped with pumps to provide pressurized water to aid in fighting fires. These pumps have 6" intake strainers that may have been improperly soldered during production and, as a result, the strainers may come apart during use, allowing parts of the strainer and debris to enter the pump, possibly damaging the pump.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    16V294000
2017 KME PREDATOR PANTHER - EQUIPMENT
06/10/2016 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2016 KME Predator and KME 2016-2107 Predator Severe Service and Panther emergency vehicles, equipped with pumps to provide pressurized water to aid in fighting fires. These pumps have 6" intake strainers that may have been improperly soldered during production and, as a result, the strainers may come apart during use, allowing parts of the strainer and debris to enter the pump, possibly damaging the pump.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    16V294000
2014 KME PREDATOR - STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
05/26/2016 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Predator Severe-Service vehicles manufactured September 2, 2011, to September 20, 2013. The cab door latch retaining hardware may loosen, preventing the cab door from closing properly and allowing the cab door to open unexpectedly while moving.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    16V263000
2016 KME PREDATOR - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
03/24/2016 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Predator emergency vehicles manufactured from May 19, 2014, through August 15, 2015, equipped with K gearboxes manufactured by Hale Products, Inc. The affected gearboxes may shift out of gear from "road" to "neutral" while the vehicle is in transit.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    16V129000
2016 KME PREDATOR - POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
11/18/2015 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2016 Predator and Severe Service vehicles manufactured May 8, 2015, to October 1, 2015, and equipped with certain drive axles manufactured by Marmon-Herrington. The affected axles are equipped with hex nuts on the flange yoke that may not have been properly tightened.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    15V723000
2015 KME PREDATOR - SUSPENSION:FRONT
10/22/2015 Vehicle Recall

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Predator emergency vehicles manufactured January 23, 2013, to January 28, 2015. The affected vehicles have front independent suspension assemblies that may have loose ball joints which could separate causing a loss of steering control.

  • Company:
    KME
  • Recall Number
    15V632000