24003 – Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire – 2023-2024 Spartan Fire Gladiator, MetroStar, 2024 Commercial, FC-94, & KME Panther

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March 7, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V181000

Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire

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


NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V181

Manufacturer Spartan Fire, LLC


Potential Number of Units Affected 42



Spartan Fire, LLC (Spartan Fire) is recalling certain 2023-2024 Gladiator, MetroStar, 2024 Commercial, FC-94, and KME Panther trucks equipped with Hercules HC 1.7 multiplex 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.



Weldon will update the firmware, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 8, 2024. Owners may contact Spartan Fire customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan Fire’s number for this recall is 24003.



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 :

Refer to NHTSA Recall 24E-006 for Weldon’s chronology.

November 2023 – Weldon filed a recall report (23E-084) for a similar type of device (multiplex node) after identifying an issue with the electrical current sensing calibration. Subsequently, Weldon reviewed the performance of a product with a similar function, the Hercules HC node. December 2023 – The results of Weldon’s initial testing indicated the Node fused internally and performed in a safe manner. January 2024 – Additional testing of production samples indicated that a short circuit in vehicle wiring could cause overheating of the node. On January 24, 2024, Weldon decided to conduct a recall and issue a firmware update to remedy the issue.

On February 15, 2024 – Spartan received information from Weldon regarding recall number 24E-006. A PSR team created, Engineering and purchasing reviewed potential population, and verified inventory.

February 23, 2024 – Spartan determined the potential population. Stop ship issued at Spartan.

February 26, 2024 – Escalated the issue to REV Group Management.

March 5, 2024 – REV’s senior leadership approved a voluntary recall for this issue.


23E084 – Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire – Weldon 8×16 Input-Output Node Vehicle Multiplex Systems


23E084 – Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire – Weldon 8×16 Input-Output Node Vehicle Multiplex Systems


24E006 – Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire – Weldon Hercules HC 1.7 Node Multiplex Nodes


24E006 – Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire – Weldon Hercules HC 1.7 Node Multiplex Nodes


7 Affected Products




3 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1 – 03/08/2024

RCLRPT-24V181-9997.PDF 214.909KB


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V181-2758.pdf 744.919KB


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V181-9361.PDF 214.909KB


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