Potential Hydraulic Leak from Aerial Device Pump Prompts Recall of Pierce Fire Trucks

a hydraulic fluid leak could disable the device, impeding the safety mission

Potential Hydraulic Leak from Aerial Device Pump Prompts Recall of Pierce Fire Trucks
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August 22, 2016

Pierce Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Enforcer, Impel, and Velocity vehicles that were manufactured from April 12, 2016 to May 31, 2016 and equipped with aerial devices.

The affected vehicles may have a plastic plug installed in an unused port in the hydraulic pump for the aerial device. This plug may separate from the pump, resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak, and potentially disabling the aerial device.

An inoperable aerial device can increase the risk of injury if the operator needs to move away from a hazardous situation or it may impede the safety mission.

The recall began on July 26, 2016 and Pierce has notified owners. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the plastic plug with a metal plug, as necessary, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, owners may contact Pierce customer service at (888) 974-3723, reference number74B276.