Fire Service Vehicle May Include Potentially Dangerous Drive Axle
HME, Inc. is issuing a recall for vehicles that may have a faulty axle.
The truck maker is recalling 2015 SFO fire service chassis vehicles equipped with a drive axle manufactured by Marmon-Herrington. The affected axle may have hex nuts on the flange yoke that may not have been properly tightened.
If the hex nuts are not tightened to specification, the driveshaft may disconnect from the drive axle, resulting in a loss of propulsion and increasing the risk of a crash.
The manufacturer believes that only one vehicle is impacted by this defect.
HME will notify the owner, and a dealer will inspect the torque and if necessary tighten the bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact HME customer service at (616) 534-1463.