Recall - KME ( 20V192000 )

Corrosion on Battery Studs

An electrical short circuit may drain the battery, preventing the emergency vehicle from being able to operate, thereby increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V192000 Manufacturer Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Potential Number of Units Affected 678


Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain 2016-2020 Predator Custom, Predator Panther, Predator Severe Service, and 2016-2019 Commercial Cab/Chassis vehicles. An electrical short circuit can occur due to a build-up of corrosion between the positive battery jumper stud and the retaining ring for the stud.

Remedy KME will notify owners, and dealers will clean the jumper studs, connection surfaces, and connections. Additionally, the connection surfaces and wire terminals will then be sealed with a silicone electrical sealant. All services will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2020. Owners may contact KME customer service at 1-800-235-3928.


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