Possible Pump to Road Mode Malfunction Prompts Spartan Fire Truck Recall

transmission May Not Switch from Road to Pump Mode

Possible Pump to Road Mode Malfunction Prompts Spartan Fire Truck Recall
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September 1, 2016

Spartan Motors USA is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Legend and Star fire trucks due to the possibility that the transmission may not switch from road mode to pump mode.

The affected vehicles may be equipped with certain C20 and C21 split-shaft transmissions from Waterous. This transmission sends power to the wheels of an emergency response vehicle or powers an add-on unit such as a water pump used for fighting fires. A component within the shift unit may be damaged and as a result, the operator may not be able to switch the power output.

If the power output cannot be changed, once the fire truck arrives at the scene, it may not be able to pump water to aid in extinguishing the fire, increasing the risk of injury.

The recall is expected to begin in September 2016.

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the retaining clevis pin and retaining rings, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, owners may contact Spartan customer service at (800) 543-5008, recall number 16021.