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    From the latest issue of TMC (Technology and Maintenance Council, American Trucking Associations) "Fleet Advisor," here are some recalls of interest:

    NHTSA recall #09E-041. TRW is recalling 2586 IGEN3 intermediate steering columns shipped between April 21 and May 26, 2009 for weld issues around the spline. It just says the columns were shipped to "certain vehicle manufacturers for use ... on heavy trucks" but doesn't identify who they were shipped to. It goes on to say that "Each vehicle manufacturer will provide a remedy plan and notification schedule.

    PACCAR (Kenworth and Peterbilt have their own recall (09V-258) out on this. Theirs says they are recalling 3056 vehicles. Don't know how many, if any, are fire trucks.


    NHTSA recall #09-046. Cummins is recalling 912 ISBs, ISCs, ISLs, ISMs and ISXs engines installed in various emergency vehicles. Again, it doesn't identify who got the engines, but it's over switches that enable you to inhibit DPF regeneration in areas where the high exhaust temperatures can cause problems.

    HME has their own recall (09V-339) out on it. It says HME is working with Cummins to get the trucks fixed.


    HME also has a recall out on the steering axle sensors from several months ago. Theirs is for 18 trucks made between January 21 and March 31, 2009. It doesn't differentiate between chassis supplied to other apparatus builders or complete HME trucks.

    Stay safe out there, everyone goes home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    From the latest issue of TMC (Technology and Maintenance Council, American Trucking Associations) "Fleet Advisor," here are some recalls of interest:

    NHTSA recall #09E-041. TRW is recalling 2586 IGEN3 intermediate steering columns shipped between April 21 and May 26, 2009 for weld issues around the spline. It just says the columns were shipped to "certain vehicle manufacturers for use ... on heavy trucks" but doesn't identify who they were shipped to. It goes on to say that "Each vehicle manufacturer will provide a remedy plan and notification schedule.

    PACCAR (Kenworth and Peterbilt have their own recall (09V-258) out on this. Theirs says they are recalling 3056 vehicles. Don't know how many, if any, are fire trucks.


    NHTSA recall #09-046. Cummins is recalling 912 ISBs, ISCs, ISLs, ISMs and ISXs engines installed in various emergency vehicles. Again, it doesn't identify who got the engines, but it's over switches that enable you to inhibit DPF regeneration in areas where the high exhaust temperatures can cause problems.

    HME has their own recall (09V-339) out on it. It says HME is working with Cummins to get the trucks fixed.


    HME also has a recall out on the steering axle sensors from several months ago. Theirs is for 18 trucks made between January 21 and March 31, 2009. It doesn't differentiate between chassis supplied to other apparatus builders or complete HME trucks.

    Stay safe out there, everyone goes home!
    From the latest issue of TMC (Technology and Maintenance Council, American Trucking Associations) "Fleet Advisor," here are some recalls of interest:

    Freightliner has now issued their own recall (09V-355) on the steering column issue above. It includes some M2 chassis, some Freightliner Custom Chassis S2 and some Thomas Built school buses.

    Paccar (Peterbilt and Kenworth) has issued one (09V-348) on Cummins engine DPF regen inhibit switch issue.

    Volvo is recalling (09V-343) some 2008 - 2010 S80 and 2009/10 XC70 and XC60 vehicles.
    "Under certain conditions the software within the central electronic mondule (CEM) may not send a signal to the fuel pump electronic module (PEM). This missing signal to the PEM inhibits the start of the fuel pump." "Owners may contact Volvo at 800 458 1552."

    Daimler Trucks is recalling (09V-357) certain 2005 - 2010 heavy duty trucks manufactured from 10/29/2005 - 7/3/2009. "Under certain conditions the left hand inner tie rod end may loosen over time and if not corrected, potentially separate from the steering rack. A separated tie rod assembly can result in a loss of vehicle control at higher speeds and a crash could occur." "Owner may contact Daimler Trucks at 800 547 0712."

    There's also one out from Daimler (09V-366) on 2004 thru 2010 trucks with C15 Caterpillar engines having to do with a possible oil line problem. Another one (09V-376) has to do with some 2008 and 2009 trucks with side roll protection systems. A sensor can malfunction and cause the side airbags to deploy.

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    Here's another one, from a weekly report from "Lubes - n - Greases"

    Ford Recalls Ungreased Trucks
    By George Gill

    "Failure to grease key air brake assembly parts has led to a truck recall by Ford.

    The recall beginning this month affects 231 model year 2010 F650 and F750 commercial trucks built by Ford joint venture Blue Diamond’s assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico, from July 13, 2009, through Sept. 8, 2009. The trucks are typically used for towing, heavy hauling and construction.

    In its Dec. 7 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford said its new supplier for front and rear axle assemblies may have shipped vehicles without grease in the S-cam lubrication tube at the wheel locations. According to Ford’s letter, Arven Meritor manufactured the axles for the affected trucks in Escobedo.

    “The S-cam transmits force to the brake shoes on air brake vehicles,” Ford explained. “If the S-cam is not lubricated, corrosion may develop over time, which may restrict release of the service brake at the affected wheel and may result in excessive brake temperatures and possibly longer stopping distances. Restriction in the S-cam release could also cause noise, odor, smoke and/or brake pull.”

    The company said it will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Ford dealer to add lubricant to the S-cam lubrication tube and check the S-cam for free movement at all four wheel locations."

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    From TMC "Fleet Advisor:"

    I reported this one on Nov. 5. "NHTSA recall #09-046. Cummins is recalling 912 ISBs, ISCs, ISLs, ISMs and ISXs engines installed in various emergency vehicles. Again, it doesn't identify who got the engines, but it's over switches that enable you to inhibit DPF regeneration in areas where the high exhaust temperatures can cause problems."

    Pierce and International have now issued their own recalls for this. They state that Cummins is handling it and owners should contact Cummins.

    "There's also one out from Daimler (09V-366) on 2004 thru 2010 trucks with C15 Caterpillar engines having to do with a possible oil line problem." Navistar has issued one on this, too.

    Daimler Trucks has recalls out for some 2009 trucks with Detroit DD15 engines for possible leaks of fuel from Bosch high pressure fuel pumps (09V-390); another for 2006 - 2010 trucks having EPA 2007 MBE 400 engines with plastic low pressure fuel lines (09V-391) and yet another for 2007 - 2010 EPA 2007 engines with grid heaters (09V-400).

    Mack issued one (09V-395) on air brake systems that don't comply with FMVSS 121. They don't say just what it is. They will rework the systems to bring them into compliance.

    Ford is recalling some older vehicles for a problem with a speed control deactivation switch. (09V-399)

    Spartan is recalling some 2008 and 2009 Furion and ambulance chassis for front turn signals that don't comply. (09V-417)

    Sprinter (Dodge and Freightliner) has one out for a possible chemical reaction in the intake manifold. Chrysler is handling the notification. (09V-418)









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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    From TMC "Fleet Advisor:"

    I reported this one on Nov. 5. "NHTSA recall #09-046. Cummins is recalling 912 ISBs, ISCs, ISLs, ISMs and ISXs engines installed in various emergency vehicles. Again, it doesn't identify who got the engines, but it's over switches that enable you to inhibit DPF regeneration in areas where the high exhaust temperatures can cause problems."

    Pierce and International have now issued their own recalls for this. They state that Cummins is handling it and owners should contact Cummins.
    TMC Fleet Adviser, January 2010: Add Spartan and Daimler Trucks to the list for the above recall.


    Also:
    "Daimler Trucks is recalling (NHTSA recall #09V-428) model year 2009-2010 Freightliner and Sterling vehicles equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13 EPA07 engines which were manufactured with grid heaters. Increased internal grid heater resistance caused by improperly tightened screws may melt the solder on the grid heater circuit board leading to a short circuit. A short circuit could result in a vehicle fire and injury to the occupants. Detroit Diesel will repair vehicles free of charge. The engine control logic will be reprogrammed to provide cold weather starting without the need of a grid heater. Wiring to the grid heater will be removed. The safety recall is expected to beging on or before Dec. 18, 2009. Owners may contact Detroit Diesel at (313) 592-5800 or Daimler Trucks at (800) 547-0712)"

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    From TMC "Fleet Advisor:"

    I reported this one on Nov. 5. "NHTSA recall #09-046. Cummins is recalling 912 ISBs, ISCs, ISLs, ISMs and ISXs engines installed in various emergency vehicles. Again, it doesn't identify who got the engines, but it's over switches that enable you to inhibit DPF regeneration in areas where the high exhaust temperatures can cause problems."

    From February/March "Fleet Advisor;" Add Seagrave, Sutphen and E1 to the list of those issuing recalls for the above item.

    Ford is recalling some 2010 F-650 and F-750 for an S-cam issue (air brakes only) NHTSA recall #09V-475; Ford #09S10.

    Ford is also recalling some 2010 F-650 and F-750 for a chassis wiring harness problem. NHTSA #09V476; Ford #09S11

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    From the April, 2010 TMC/ATA "Fleet Advisor"
    Spartan is recalling (NHTSA recall #10V-052) certain model year 2003-2009 Gladiator chassis built between 2/27/2003 and 11/17/2009. Certain seat belt anchorages fail to conform to FMVSS 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
    Spartan has not yet provided a remedy plan or a notification schedule. Owners may contact Spartan at (800) 543-4277, Option 1.
    I don't know which ones have the problem and which don't. Since we have a 2007 Gladiator I called the number given. The person I spoke with was aware of the recall, and when I provided him with the Sales Order number (last 5 of the VIN), he was immediately able to tell me that ours was not part of the recall.

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    From the May, 2010 TMC/ATA "Fleet Advisor"

    "Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling (NHTSA recall #10E 005) certain EPA07 Series 60 engines manufactured by Detroit Diesel from January 1, 2007 through April 20, 2009 installed as original equipment for various emergency vehicles.
    The affected engines contain software that may cause the engine to shut down unexpectedly when a diesel particulate filter over-temperature condition is detected. Unexpected shut down could hamper rescue operations and put first responders or the public at risk.
    DTNA will notify owners and repairs will be performed by Detroit Diesel free of charge. Each vehicle manufacturer will file a defect report and remedy planfor their vehicles that included these engines as original equipment. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about May 14, 2010. Owners may contact Detroit Diesel at 313 592 0712. Detroit Diesel's recall campaign number is 10C-2."


    "Sutphen is recalling (NHTSA recall #10V-071) certain model year 2004 through 2010 SPH model fire trucks manufactured between January 2004 and January 2010 equipped with Series 60 Detroit Diesel or C13 Caterpillar engines.
    Pre 2007, the Detroit Diesel engines were mounted low in the frame. That causes vibration in the driveline. Post 2007, a new suspension and frame design caused the driveline angles of the Detroit and Caterpillar engines to be slightly out of alignment. Vibration in the driveline can cause premature failure of the U-joints, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Sutphen will notify owners and repair the fire trucks free of charge. The safety recall began on March 8, 2010. Owners may contact Sutphen at 866 287 5549."


    Mack has a recall out for a front axle issue on certain 2002 - 2004 CL, CV, LE, MR, RB and RD trucks. Also some 2003 and 2004 DM trucks. NHTSA recall is 10V-069.

    If you have any of these it might be worth looking up. Outside of the MR and CL models, I don't know if there are any in the fire service.


    Navstar (International) has a recall out for some 2008 - 2011 Internationals equipped with an optional jump start stud. "Corrosion at the base of the stud may cause an electrical short between the stud and the battery box."
    The NHTSA recall number is 10V-107. Navistar's number is 10506. Contact phone number is 800 448 7825.

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