Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

McNeilus, Oshkosh Recall CNG Trucks for Fire Risk

September 22, 2015

Screen capture courtesy of McNeilus via YouTube.
Screen capture courtesy of McNeilus via YouTube.

McNeilus and Oshkosh are recalling certain trucks that run on compressed natural gas, so their dealers can inspect, and replace if needed, the CNG pressure relief devices.

The McNeilus recall affects 365 CNG refuse and concrete mixer trucks, and the Oshkosh recall covers 33 S-Series concrete mixer trucks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

In these vehicles, Emcara pressure relief devices (PRDs) may fail to vent a buildup of pressure. “If the PRD does not activate in the event of a buildup of pressure, the CNG tank may explode, increasing the risk of fire and injury,” NHTSA said.

The recalls are expected to get under way this month.

The McNeilus 2014-2015 model-year trucks were manufactured from July 30, 2014, to July 10 of this year. The Oshkosh 2014-2015-MY trucks were manufactured from July 16, 2014, to June 30 of this year.

For more information, truck owners can call (888) 686-7278. The reference number for both recalls is Emcara 15E-059.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you about fleetDOCs, our library of fleet-related documents. Users can upload any relevant fleet...

View Topic

How many of you use bench marking in regards to Fleet stats? am interested learning and participating with bench marking and how it...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1025 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America, the largest manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles in North America and a manufacturer of medium-duty vehicles.

Read more