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Software Issue Prompts Sutphen Fire Truck Recall

September 22, 2010

WASHINGTON - Sutphen Corp., based in Amlin, Ohio, is recalling 54 MY 2006-2008 pumper fire trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines because of an engine software problem. 

The software on these engines may cause the engine to shut down unexpectedly when a diesel particulate filter overheating condition is detected, according to the NHTSA. 

Not only does such an engine shutdown increase the chances for a crash, it also could hamper rescue operations of the vehicle if it is out on a call. 

Sutphen will notify truck owners of the recall, and Detroit Diesel will make the necessary repairs by reprogramming the engine motor control module. There will be no charge for this repair. 

Detroit Diesel can be reached at (800) 547-0712.

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