US NHTSA Recalls: Kovatch Predator Emergency Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Sunday, May 3, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of sixty six (66) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this past month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the sixty six (66) recalls the NHTSA announced this past month came news of the following:

Logo - Kovatch Mobile EquipmentKovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (“KME”), a Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania establishment and a subsidiary of the REV Group (formerly Allied Specialty Vehicles), based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has recalled an estimated 678 model year 2016-2020 Predator Custom, Predator Panther, Predator Severe Service and 2016-2019 Commercial Cab/Chassis Emergency vehicles marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Electrical System – Corrosion on Battery Studs

NHTSA Safety Notification 20V192000 reports an electrical short circuit can occur due to a build-up of corrosion between the positive battery jumper stud and the retaining ring for the stud.

According to the NHTSA, an electrical short circuit may drain the battery, preventing the emergency vehicle from being able to operate, thereby increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency.

KME will notify registered owners, and dealers will clean the jumper studs, connection surfaces, and connections. Additionally, the connection surfaces and wire terminals will then be sealed with a silicone electrical sealant. All services will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2020.

Owners may contact KME Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-235-3928 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”). No manufacturer’s designation was listed for this recall at press time.

You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp., please search for “Kovatch” or “KME” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Kovatch Predator brand, please search for “Predator” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V192000
Recalls Direct RIN: 12983-2020
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General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
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About the Recalls Direct service:
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Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe vehicle you purchased in the United States to the NHTSA [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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