Damaged Brake Line May Leak Brake Fluid – 2023 Horton Emergency Vehicles

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February 19, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V120000

Damaged Brake Line May Leak Brake Fluid

A damaged line can leak brake fluid, causing a loss of brakes and increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V120

Manufacturer Halcore Group, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 34



Halcore Group, Inc. (Halcore) is recalling certain 2023 Horton emergency vehicles built on Ford F-450, F-550, and F-600 chassis. The left rear steel brake line can contact the strut mount when the rear suspension is lowered, damaging the brake line.



Dealers will replace and secure the brake line as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 19, 2024. Owners may contact Halcore customer service at 1-800-447-0343.



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 :

01/24/24- While a vehicle was on a lift after standard end of production road test, an associate noticed a brake line making contact with LS parts.

01/24- Parts were inspected to validate the correct LS kit was installed. It was determined a MY22 F-series LS kit was installed on a MY23 chassis. MY23 requires a new part to accommodate changes to the parking brake on MY23 units, which the MY22 kit didn’t have.

01/24- MY23 LS kits were inspected to see if the required parts are included, it was determined MY23 LS kits have correct parts.

01/24- Stop ship issued on non-delivered units at HEV. Immediate containment to verify effected units at plant.

01/25 AM- HEV leadership reached out to REV Compliance to notify them of the issue.

01/25- Issue raised to other REV ambulance BUs. It was determined that AEV may also be affected.

01/25- Quality stand down held with chassis team to discuss the issue and ensure awareness/training.

01/25- Investigation into delivered units with incorrect parts installed is initiated. Total population found to be 31 at Horton and 4 at AEV, based on install dates.

01/25- Verification of units starts, working from delivery back to cell 1. Repairs started.

01/26- HEV leadership meets to discuss the issue, response, and next steps. Drafting of DIR begins.

02/16- REV Leadership approved the DIR and a decision file a recall was made.


3 Affected Products


HORTON FORD F-450 2023
HORTON FORD F-550 2023
HORTON FORD F-600 2023


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V120-5369.PDF 214.793KB


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V120-5321.pdf 645.443KB


Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1 – 03/14/2024

RCLRPT-24V120-5756.PDF 214.807KB


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