Firefighting Tank Malfunction Leads to Recall from Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors Gladiator emergency vehicle
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March 28, 2016

Emergency vehicles from Spartan Motors are now subject to a recall due to the presence of defective equipment.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Gladiator and MetroStar emergency vehicles. Under certain conditions, the fire-suppression-agent tank level pressure sensor may register an incorrect reading. This may result in the reading to indicate more substance (typically water or firefighting foam) left in the tank than actually remains.

If there is an incorrect reading of the tank, it can increase the risk of injury to the fire fighter if the tank unexpectedly runs out of the substance.

The company believes that three vehicles are affected by this issue.

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the tank level system or supply a new sensor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Spartan customer service at (800) 543-5008.

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