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HME 1871 Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HME 1871 2011
Manufacturer: HME INCORPORATEDMfr's Report Date: JAN 25, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V033000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
Summary:
 HME IS RECALLING TWO MODEL YEAR 2011 1871 FIRE TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ENGINES. THE V-BAND CLAMP ASSEMBLY USED TO CONNECT THE INLET AND OUTLET CONE SECTIONS TO THE DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST (DOC) DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF) INCLUDE A T-BOLT WHICH CAN FRACTURE AND FAIL WHEN SUBJECTED TO STRESS OR LOAD. A FRACTURE OR FAILURE OF THE T-BOLT MAY CAUSE THE CLAMP TO LOOSEN AND THE INLET OR OUTLET SECTIONS ATTACHED TO THE DOC/DPF HOUSING TO DISCONNECT.
Consequence:
 IF THE INLET OR OUTLET SECTIONS DISCONNECT, HOT EXHAUST GASES CAN VENT PRIOR TO EXITING THE TAILPIPE, CREATING THE RISK OF COMBUSTION AND A FIRE. IF BOTH CLAMPS FAIL, THERE IS A RISK IN SOME APPLICATIONS THAT THE DOC/DPF HOUSING MAY DETACH COMPLETELY, CREATING A ROAD HAZARD.
Remedy:
 HME IS WORKING WITH CUMMINS TO IDENTIFY OWNERS

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