Brake Light may Randomly Illuminate/FMVSS 108 – 2018 Excellance Ambulances & Emergency Vehicles

March 26, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V236000

Brake Light may Randomly Illuminate/FMVSS 108

If the brake lights incorrectly illuminate, it can confuse other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V236

Manufacturer Excellance, Inc

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 36

 

Summary

Excellance, Inc. (Excellance) is recalling certain 2018 Ambulances and Emergency Vehicles built on Ford E-350, E-450, F-650, F-550 4×4, Chevrolet G4500, G4500 Diesel, C3500, G3500, Freightliner M2, International 4300, and Dodge 4500 chassis and equipped with Whelen brake lights. Depending on the specific wiring of the vehicle, these brake lights may illuminate when the brake pedal has not been pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

 

Remedy

Excellance has notified owners, instructing them to contact Whelen to have the brake lights replaced, free of charge. The recall began on March 26, 2019. Owners may contact Whelen customer service at 1-860-718-2331 or Execellance at 1-256-772-9321.

 

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.safercar.gov.

 


6 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD E-350 2018
FORD E-450 2018
FORD F-550 2018
FORD F-650 SD 2018
FREIGHTLINER M2 2018
RAM 4500 2018

 


2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V236-4090.pdf 245.751KB

RCAK-19V236-4090

 


Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V236-4012.PDF 212.464KB

RCLRPT-19V236-4012

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2019-1

RCLQRT-19V236-8509.PDF 211.128KB

RCLQRT-19V236-8509

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V236&docType=RCL


 

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