Platform Tether Control Failure - 2015-2017 KME Predator SS Aerial, & 2015-2018 KME Predator Aerial Emergency Vehicles

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V393
Manufacturer Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 12


Platform Tether Control Failure

If the aerial continues moving when the tether is unplugged, it can increase the risk of an injury.



Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2015-2017 KME Predator SS Aerial, and 2015-2018 KME Predator Aerial emergency vehicles equipped with an aerial platform and optional modular platform tether control. If the tether control gets unplugged while it is operating the aerial, the last command will be continued to be carried out.



KME will notify owners, and dealers will install updated software to stop the aerial's movement, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 9, 2018. Owners may contact KME customer service at 1-800-235-3928.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Recall Acknowledgement

July 9, 2018

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