Pierce recalls 910 fire trucks to fix wheel problem

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

DETROIT (AP) — Pierce Manufacturing is recalling 910 fire trucks because the wheels could come loose while being driven.

The recall covers the Arrow XT, Dash, Enforcer, Lance and Quantum models from the 2006 and 2007 model years. Boots that cover the ball joints can rip and cause the joints to fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the trucks in March. The agency received a complaint in January from a fire department that a driver had trouble steering a truck and never felt in control. Mechanics found problems in the ball joints, which connect wheels to the steering system. No injuries were reported.

Dealers will inspect trucks for torn boots and replace worn ball joints starting Nov. 30.