Transmission, Pump Troubles Lead to Midwest Fire Vehicles Recall

Transmission May not Switch from road to pump mode

Transmission, Pump Troubles Lead to Midwest Fire Vehicles Recall
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September 1, 2016

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair is recalling two model year 2016-2017 All-Poly 2500 series and All-Poly 3000 series fire trucks due to a possible transmission malfunction.

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.

Midwest Fire 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 Midwest Fire customer service at (800) 344-2059.