Impel, Dash CF, and Velocity emergency vehicles of the 2007 through 2013 model years have been recalled by Pierce Manufacturing because they might run afoul of the federal motor vehicle standards regarding door locks. 1,965 vehicles could be impacted by the issue, which would find the outer door handles’ springs failing to have the necessary stiffness to ensure the doors can’t be opened in the event of a crash. Thus, the door could be flung open when a crash occurs, thrusting persons and gear out the door. The threat of an injury thus becomes more apparent. There’s no indication when the recall will start, but Pierce will inform owners of the issue once it does. Affected springs will be replaced by dealers at no cost.
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