Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire – 2020 Spencer Pumper Fire Trucks

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February 21, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V126000

Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire

Overloaded electrical circuits can overheat, increasing the risk of fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V126

Manufacturer Spencer Manufacturing, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 8

 

Summary

Spencer Manufacturing, Inc. (Spencer) is recalling certain 2020 pumper fire trucks equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes. In the event of a short circuit or wiring failure, the firmware in the node may fail to shut off the output pin, resulting in overloaded electrical circuits.

 

Remedy

Weldon will update the firmware, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 24, 2024. Owners may contact Akron Brass customer service at 1-800-228-1161 or Spencer customer service at 1-269-637-8721.

 

Notes

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.

 


TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 23-001E

V‐MUX 8 x 16 Input / Output Node

 

January 5, 2024

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL INFORMATION NHTSA RECALL 23E‐084

 

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Weldon, a division of Akron Brass Company, has decided a safety related defect exists in certain V‐MUX 8 x 16 I/O Nodes, Weldon Part Number 6030‐2000‐00.

In the affected products, short circuit protection may not function properly.  In the case of a short circuit in the wiring or the connected load, overheating of the wiring or the connected device may occur, and depending on how the product is installed in the vehicle, this could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

You are receiving this notice because your vehicle manufacturer records indicate you have received a vehicle that contains an affected unit or units. Vehicles equipped with these devices need a firmware update.

All the affected nodes installed in your vehicle can be updated with one connection to the V‐MUX network, without accessing the individual nodes.   The design files and functionality are not affected.  A Weldon service app and the downloader kit is utilized to make the firmware update. This update is estimated to take 5 minutes and can be completed when the vehicle is in PM without other changes.

Weldon will provide the update application to fleet owners and authorized service centers to install the firmware update along with instructions.

Please contact Weldon Customer Service fsg‐rma@idexcorp.com and reference this recall number and provide your agency name and mailing address to obtain the remedy at no cost to you.

Please note that it is a violation of Federal Law to deliver a new motor vehicle or any item of motor vehicle equipment which is subject to a recall until the remedy has been performed.

If you believe there is a failure to remedy this defect without charge to the end user/owner of the vehicle and within a reasonable period of time, you may submit a written complaint to the Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590, or call the Vehicle Safety Hotline 1‐888‐327‐4336 (TTY: 1‐800‐424‐9153) or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

 

Thanks for your prompt attention to this matter and continued support of Weldon.

 

Customer Care PH. 800.228.1161

 


Chronology :

This was not provided to us by Weldon.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SPENCER PUMPER 2020

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V126-9666.PDF 237.161KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V126-4714.pdf 645.516KB

 


Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-24V126-7805.pdf 122.27KB

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