Fire Risk in Refuse Trucks Prompts Recall from McNeilus

Fire Risk in Refuse Trucks Prompts Recall from McNeilus
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November 17, 2015

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. is issuing a recall for vehicles due to a fire risk.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Atlantic, Pacific, Contender, and Ultra front loader refuse trucks equipped with an optional hydraulic test port tube to check hydraulic system pressures and taking hydraulic fluid samples. This tube may crack or break and allow hydraulic fluid to contact hot exhaust and turbo components.

Hydraulic fluid contacting hot exhaust and turbo components increases the risk of a fire.

McNeilus is including about 730 vehicles in connection with this defect.

McNeilus will notify owners, and dealers will remove the optional hydraulic test port tube, and cap off the hydraulic test inlet port, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact McNeilus customer service at (888) 686-7278.