Transmission Malfunction Prompts Seagrave Fire Truck Recall

Transmission may not switch from road to pump mode

Transmission Malfunction Prompts Seagrave Fire Truck Recall
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August 26, 2016

Seagrave Fire Apparatus is recalling nearly 30 model year 2015-2016 Marauder II fire trucks.

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 process is expected to begin in August of 2016.

Seagrave will notify owners, and dealers will remove the shift unit assembly and replace the clevis pin and retaining rings, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, owners may contact Seagrave customer service at (715) 823-1910, recall number 16E059.