Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. – Delay in Park Brake Engagement/FMVSS 121

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Predator, Panther, and Severe Service fire trucks. A defect in the inversion valve may delay park brake engagement, which could allow the vehicle to move unintentionally. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

Report Received Date 11/26/2023
NHTSA ID 23V798000
Consequence Summary Unintentional vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Corrective Action Dealers will inspect and replace the inversion valves as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 15, 2024. Owners may contact KME customer service at 1-800-235-3928.
Recall Code NR (Not Reported)
Potentially Affected 44
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
Recall Link Go to Recall (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=23V798000)