Missing Ventilation Hole in Battery Compartment – 2022 Demers MXP153E Ambulances

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

Components STRUCTURE

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.


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.


1 Affected Product




2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V915-5724.PDF 214.897KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V915-2431.pdf 646.334KB



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