Sutphen has announced a voluntary recall of 98 fire trucks due to the electronic stability control (ESC) that may cause the steering to become unstable, increasing the risk of a crash.
According to the recall notice, models equipped with Meritor Wabco electronic stability control modules under certain driving conditions may adversely affect the ESC. This might lead to the ESC to perceive an over-steering situation therefore apply the outer wheel brake on the front axle until the vehicle is perceived to be stable. If the driver is slow to react during the ESC intervention, the vehicle may deviate from its intended path, increasing the risk of a crash. The recalls affects the following vehicles that are equipped with electronic stability control:
|Vehicle Model||Model Year|
|90LR Refurb, Chassis, Heavy Rescue, Pumper, Rescue, S1, S2, S3, S4||2010|
Under the recall notice, Sutphen with Meritor Webco will replace the control module free of charge. For addition information, owners may contact Meritor on track customer service at 1-866-668-7221.
If you’ve been severely injured by a recalled product, defective products attorneys may be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.