McNeilus Trucks & Manufacturing has recalled some model years 2010 through 2012 ZR trucks because of faulty lighting, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recalled garbage trucks were manufactured from April 26, 2010, through May 1, 2012. They were recalled because they reportedly do not comply with requirement specified in Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 which outlines the rules for “lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.”
When the ignition is in the off position, the hazard warning lamps do not function properly. The inadequate lighting caused by this issue could reduce visibility and increase the possibility for a crash.
McNeilus plans to notify all owners of the vehicles. Service technicians for the company will directly connect the hazard warning light to the vehicle’s power supply for free.
The recall affects 270 garbage trucks, and it should begin in early June 2012. Owners of the vehicles can contact McNeilus at 507-374-6321. Anyone can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
Warning hazard lights provide a crucial function, especially if a vehicle becomes disabled or has to stop on or near a roadway. Anyone with a recalled vehicle should immediately get the repair and not take any chances.