December 11, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V915000
Missing Ventilation Hole in Battery Compartment
A lack of ventilation may cause the battery to over charge and emit battery vapor, increasing the risk of an injury and/or fire.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V915
Manufacturer Braun Ambulances
Potential Number of Units Affected 11
Braun Ambulances (Braun) is recalling certain 2022 Demers MXP153E ambulances. The rear battery compartment may be missing the ventilation hole.
Dealers will drill a hole and install a filter in the rear battery compartment, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in December 2022. Owners may contact Braun’s customer service at 1-877-344-9990.
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 www.nhtsa.gov.
November 13 , 2022
We started the visual inspection of the rear ambulance module and notice a issue on the one inspected. The ventilation hole for the battery was missing
A revision of the drawing of the rear module was done back in February , 2022.
Identify all unit
November 14 , 2022 All ambulance module on production line were inspected and corrected A action plan is started for the unit and the field and identify them.
1 Affected Product
2 Associated Documents
Defect Notice 573 Report
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OMB Control No.: 2127-0004 Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-915 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Manufacturer Name : Braun Ambulances Submission Date : DEC 11, 2022 NHTSA Recall No. : 22V-915 Manufacturer Recall No. : NR Manufacturer Information : Manufacturer Name : Braun Ambulances Address : 1170 Production Drive Van Wert OH 45891 Company phone : 4192327020 Population : Number of potentially involved : 11 Estimated percentage with defect : 100 % Vehicle Information : Vehicle 1 : 2022-2022 Dodge RAM Vehicle Type : BUSES, MEDIUM & HEAVY VEHICLES Body Style : PICKUP TRUCK Power Train : DIESEL Descriptive Information : After production inspection we determine that a recall was needed and determine the number of unit affacted There is a battery hole missing in the battery compartement. 3 unit affected on this make and model Production Dates : MAY 12, 2022 – JUN 01, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : 3C7WRKBL4NG187025 End : 3C7WRKBL4NG187025 Not sequential VIN Range 2 : Begin : 3C7WRKBL8NG187027 End : 3C7WRKBL8NG187027 Not sequential VIN Range 3 : Begin : 3C7WRKBLXNG187028 End : 3C7WRKBLXNG187028 Not sequential Vehicle 2 : 2022-2022 Ford F350 / F450 Vehicle Type : BUSES, MEDIUM & HEAVY VEHICLES Body Style : PICKUP TRUCK Power Train : DIESEL Descriptive Information : After production inspection we determine that a recall was needed and determine the number of unit affacted There is a battery hole missing in the battery compartement. 3 unit affected on this make and model Production Dates : JUL 04, 2022 – AUG 17, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : 1FDRF3HTXNEE51688 End : 1FDRF3HTXNEE51689 Not sequential VIN Range 2 : Begin : 1FDUF4HTXNEE51691 End : 1FDUF4HTXNEE51691 Not sequential VIN Range 3 : Begin : 1FDRF3GT4NEE51686 End : 1FDRF3GT4NEE51686 Not sequential VIN Range 4 : Begin : 1FDRF3HT8NEE51687 End : 1FDRF3HT8NEE51687 Not sequential VIN Range 5 : Begin : 1FDUF4GT6NDA13967 End : 1FDUF4GT6NDA13967 Not sequential Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-915 Page 2 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Vehicle 3 : 2022-2022 General Motor CK3500 Vehicle Type : BUSES, MEDIUM & HEAVY VEHICLES Body Style : PICKUP TRUCK Power Train : DIESEL Descriptive Information : After production inspection we determine that a recall was needed and determine the number of unit affacted There is a battery hole missing in the battery compartement. 3 unit affected on this make and model Production Dates : JUL 11, 2022 – AUG 17, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : 1GB3WSEYXNF307271 End : 1GB3WSEYXNF307271 Not sequential VIN Range 2 : Begin : 1GB3WSEY4NF307380 End : 1GB3WSEY4NF307380 Not sequential VIN Range 3 : Begin : 1GB3WSEY8NF336056 End : 1GB3WSEY8NF336056 Not sequential Description of Defect : Description of the Defect : No Ventilation in the conversion battery compartiment on th rear ambulances module FMVSS 1 : NR FMVSS 2 : NR Description of the Safety Risk : If Battery over charge or boil there is a potential of battery vapor emanation in the rear ambulance module Description of the Cause : NR Identification of Any Warning that can Occur : NR Involved Components : Component Name 1 : Ambulance Module Component Description : Rear Ambulance patient module Component Part Number : B800621 Supplier Identification : Component Manufacturer Name : Demers Manufacturer of Ambulances Address : 28Richelieu Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-915 Page 3 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Beloeil Foreign States J3G 4N5 Country : Canada Chronology : November 13 , 2022 We started the visual inspection of the rear ambulance module and notice a issue on the one inspected. The ventilation hole for the battery was missing A revision of the drawing of the rear module was done back in February , 2022. Identify all unit November 14 , 2022 All ambulance module on production line were inspected and corrected A action plan is started for the unit and the field and identify them. Description of Remedy : Description of Remedy Program : The rear battery compartement need to have a hole drill for the ventilation of the battery.Install a filter in the hole. How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component : The hole in tha battery compartement is visually notice able Identify How/When Recall Condition was Corrected in Production : Correction in production was done the next day November , 14 , 2022 Recall Schedule : Description of Recall Schedule : Letter will be sent as soon that we havethe approval from NHTSA Planned Dealer Notification Date : DEC 19, 2022 – DEC 19, 2022 Planned Owner Notification Date : DEC 19, 2022 – DEC 19, 2022 * NR – Not Reported