TC 2023-512 – Delay in Park Brake Setting – 2021-2024 Spartan Gladiator, MetroStar, & FC-94

November 7, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V747000

Delay in Park Brake Setting

Unintentional vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash or injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V747

Manufacturer Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 10



Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc (Custom Fire) is recalling certain 2021-2024 Spartan Gladiator, MetroStar, and FC-94 emergency vehicles. A defect in the inversion valve may delay the park brake setting after engagement, which could allow the vehicle to move unintentionally.



Dealers will inspect and replace the faulty inversion valve, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 22, 2023. Owners may contact Custom Fire customer service at 1-715-294-2555. Custom Fire’s number for this recall is 23V-631/TC 2023-512.



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


23017 – Delay in Park Brake Engagement – 2021-2024 Spartan Fire Gladiator, Metro Star, 2022-2024 FC-94, 2022-2023 KME Panther, & 2023 KME Predator Emergency Vehicles


23017 – Delay in Park Brake Engagement – 2021-2024 Spartan Fire Gladiator, Metro Star, 2022-2024 FC-94, 2022-2023 KME Panther, & 2023 KME Predator Emergency Vehicles


12 Affected Products


SPARTAN FIRE FC-94 2021-2024


2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V747-4755.pdf 645.844KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V747-8785.PDF 212.757KB



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