Defective Transmission Prompts Fire Truck Recall from E-One

the recalled trucks may not be able to pump water during an emergency

Defective Transmission Prompts Fire Truck Recall from E-One
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August 31, 2016

E-One is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Cyclone II vehicles, 2015-2016 Typhoon vehicles, 2015 Freightliner M2 vehicles, and 2015 International 7400 vehicles.

The affected vehicles may be equipped with certain C20 and C21 split-shaft transmissions from Waterous. This transmission sends power to the wheels of an emergency response vehicle or powers an add-on unit such as a water pump used for fighting fires.

A component within the shift unit may be damaged and as a result, the operator may not be able to switch the power output.

If the power output cannot be changed, once the fire truck arrives at the scene, it may not be able to pump water to aid in extinguishing the fire, increasing the risk of injury.

Potentially, the number of fire trucks involved in this recall is 42.

E-One will notify owners and will supply a remedy kit that replaces the clevis pin and retaining rings, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 19, 2016.

Owners with additional questions or concerns may contact E-One customer service at (352) 861-3612.