Fire Hazard Caused by Faulty Fuel System Prompts Recall from McNeilus
A truck manufacturer is issuing a recall due to fuel system discovered to be prone to fire.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 CNG Refuse and Concrete trucks. The affected vehicles are powered with compressed natural gas (CNG) and are equipped with pressure relief devices (PRD) that may not function as designed. The PRD can fail to vent a buildup of pressure, which could occur if the CNG tank was exposed to fire.
If the PRD does not activate in the event of a buildup of pressure, the CNG tank may explode, increasing the risk of fire and injury.
The manufacturer has listed 365 vehicles as potentially affected by this defect.
McNeilus will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the PRD's, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2015.
Owners with questions can reach the company's customer service line at (888) 686-7278.