Close

Recall 14V496000

Bucket Truck Modified Vehicle Oil Leak

Recall Details

On vehicles modified by Versalift for use as an aerial lift truck, the power take off (PTO) unit may leak oil from a pressure switch onto the exhaust, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that will relocate it free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

On trucks modified by Versalift for use as an aerial lift truck, an oil leak may develop from the power take off (PTO) unit. This can leak onto the exhaust and cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Versalift notified owners of affected vehicles in September 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 11, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 11, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
EQ14006
Potential Number of Units Affected
88
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V496000
Component
Summary
Versalift East, LLC (Versalift) is recalling certain Aerial devices manufactured on 2009-2013 Ford, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty 6.8L gas engine chassis, modified by Versalift and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products FR67 PTO Assemblies. 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
Versalift will notify owners, and dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that moves the switch away from the exhaust system, free of charge. The recall began on September 14, 2014. Owners may contact Versalift customer service at 1-888-866-1400.
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.
Not your car? Find your recalls now:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration