Smeal Issues Recall for Fire Apparatus Emergency Vehicles at Risk of Hydraulic Fluid Leak

A hydraulic fluid leak may lead to inadvertent movement of the aerial device

Smeal Issues Recall for Fire Apparatus Emergency Vehicles at Risk of Hydraulic Fluid Leak
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August 10, 2017

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. has issued a recall for certain model year 2016-2017 Aerial Fire Apparatus emergency vehicles.

What's the problem?

The hydraulic manifold that controls the aerial device on the affected vehicles may not be fully seated, possibly resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak.

A hydraulic fluid leak may lead to inadvertent movement of the aerial device, increasing the risk of injury.

This recall impacts approximately 110 Aerial Fire Apparatus emergency vehicles.

What happens next?

Smeal will notify owners of the recalled vehicles. Dealers will then inspect the mating surface of the hydraulic manifold, correcting the problem as necessary, free of charge.

Those with further questions about this recall can contact Smeal customer service at (800) 543-5008—reference recall number 17019.