Loss of Hydraulic Steering Assist - 2018 KME Predator TDA, 2019 Predator SS Aerial & Predator Pumper Fire Trucks

August 6, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V577000

Loss of Hydraulic Steering Assist

A loss of hydraulic steering assist can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V577

Manufacturer Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.


Potential Number of Units Affected 3



Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2018 Predator TDA, 2019 Predator SS Aerial and Predator Pumper fire trucks. The front shocks may separate from their upper mount on the front suspension. The loose shock may contact and damage the steering gear housing, possibly causing a steering fluid leak and a loss of power steering assist.



KME will notify owners, and Reyco Granning and KME dealers will work together to install a new shock mount bolt and nut, hardened washer, and shims to keep the shocks secured, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2019. Owners may contact Reyco customer service at 1-765-543-5815 or KME customer service at 1-800-235-3928.



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.

3 Affected Products



3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V577-7788.PDF 214.616KB

Download (PDF, 210KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V577-6235.pdf 244.844KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)

Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V577-8987.pdf 198.139KB

Download (PDF, 193KB)

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