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Recall 14V494000

Modified Work Truck Oil Leak

Recall Details

The power take off (PTO) unit of a work truck modified by Vanair Manufacturing could leak oil from its pressure switch onto the vehicle exhaust system. Dealers will inspect and install a new pressure switch kit that will reroute the system from the exhaust free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Work trucks modified by Vanair Manufacturing, Incorporated could leak oil from the power take off (PTO) unit that drives added vehicle work equipment. This oil leak could create a fire hazard when leaking onto the vehicle exhaust system.

What Should You Do?

Vainair began notifying owners of affected vehicles in November 2014. You can check with your dealer to assist in seeing if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Drive Train, August 8, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 8, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
EQ14006
Potential Number of Units Affected
49
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V494000
Component
Summary
Vanair Manufacturing, Inc. (Vanair) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 SuperDuty chassis modified by Vanair and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies used with model 60-85 UDSM, 125-185 USDM, and Genair 125-185 driven air compressor systems. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust.
Consequence
The leaking oil may soak into the thermal blanket covering the exhaust, which when combined with heat from exhaust, may result in an increased risk of fire.
Remedy
Vanair will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a new pressure switch kit that moves the switch away from the exhaust system, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Vanair customer service at 1-800-526-8817.
Notify
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.
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