KME Recalls Rescue Vehicles Due to False Activations of Touchscreen

These touchscreens may experience false switch activations that can happen without the operator's knowledge

KME Recalls Rescue Vehicles Due to False Activations of Touchscreen
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September 2, 2016

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling 74 model year 2013 Predator Panther Rescue, 2013-2014 Predator Aerial, 2013-2016 Predator Pumper, Predator Rescue and Predator SS Aerial, 2014 7600 Tanker and Predator Tractor Drawn Aerial, 2014-2017 Predator Panther Pumper and Predator SS Pumper and 2017 Predator SS Rescue vehicles.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with touchscreens may experience false switch activations that can happen without the operator's knowledge, causing accessories to turn on or off.

The unintended turning on or off of accessories such as emergency beacons or automatic snow chains can increase the risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin in September 2016.

KME will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the units, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact KME customer service at (800) 235-3926.