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More Upfitters Recall Work Trucks for Fire Risk

July 21, 2014

Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Three additional work truck upfitters – Manning Equipment Inc., Dual-Tech Inc. and Iowa Mold Tooling Co. – are recalling Ford Super Duty trucks they’ve modified to address potential oil leaks associated with Muncie Power Products PTO (power take-off) assemblies.

In these work trucks, oil might leak from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust. This condition poses a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Earlier this month, the federal safety agency announced four similar recalls by truck upfitters.

Dual-Tech is recalling 42 2009-2014 model-year Ford F-550 Super Duty trucks. Iowa Mold Tooling Co. is recalling 21 2009-2014 model-year Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks. Manning is recalling 10 2012-2013 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks.

Truck owners can reach Manning at 1-800-876-8768, Dual-Tech at 1-800-852-0345, and Iowa Mold Tooling at 1-800-247-5958. These recalls are set for this month. 

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