Tactical Vehicle Outfitters is recalling Ford vehicles after detecting an issue with the PTO pressure switch. The 2010-2014 Ford F-350 and F-550 vehicles modified by Tactical and assembled with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies were found to leak oil onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust. When combined with heat from the exhaust, the vehicle has an increased risk of fire causing injury and accident.
Tactical has agreed to install a new PTO pressure switch, free of charge beginning in July 2014. Other companies have made similar recalls: Stahl also recalled Ford’s 2009-2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty vehicles with the same issues. Utility Truck Equipment Company has recalled their 2010-2013 UTLI41A, 2011 UTLN41, and 2012 UTLN46 aerial trucks manufactured December 2010 to September 2013. Somerset Welding & Steel, doing business as J&J Truck equipment (J&J), has recalled certain model year 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty chassis with 6.8L gasoline engines modified by J&J to be equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies.
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