Close

Recall 14V507000

Tow Truck Modified Vehicle Oil Leak

Recall Details

On vehicles modified by Jerr-Dan Corporation for use as tow trucks, 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 Jerr-Dan Corporation into tow trucks, 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?

Jerr-Dan Corporation notified owners of affected vehicles in October 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 18, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 18, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
EQ14006
Potential Number of Units Affected
76
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V507000
Component
Summary
Jerr-Dan Corporation (Jerr-Dan) is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Superduty chassis modified by Jerr-Dan and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products 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
Jerr-Dan will notify owners, and dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that moves away from the exhaust system, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Jerr-Dan customer service at 1-800-926-9666.
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