Transmission Failure Leads to Emergency Vehicle Recall from Kovatch
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Transmission Failure Leads to Emergency Vehicle Recall from Kovatch

March 24, 2016

Kovatch Mobile Equipment (KME) is issuing a recall for emergency vehicles with a malfunctioning transmission.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Predator emergency vehicles equipped with K gearboxes manufactured by Hale Products, Inc. The affected gearboxes may shift out of gear from "road" to "neutral" while the vehicle is in transit.

An unexpected shift in the transmission could result in a vehicle crash.

About 18 vehicles are potentially affected by this glitch.

KME will notify owners. The existing gearbox will be inspected and, where necessary, a replacement gearbox will be ordered and installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact KME customer service at (800) 235-3926.