ALTEC AERIAL DEVICE 2016: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : ALTEC Model : AERIAL DEVICE Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2012-01-01 - 2018-02-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V348000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-07-25 Date Received by ODI: 2018-05-29 Date Added to Database: 2018-05-31
Manufacturers Involved: Altec Industries Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: CSN 684
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 201
Summary:
      Altec Industries Inc. "Altec" is recalling certain 2012-2018 Altec LS63 and LS87 aerial devices equipped with a pintle hook mounted into the Class 3 receiver tube. This towing combination was shipped without a placard that provides the maximum allowable towing limit, possibly resulting in the receiver tube being overloaded.
Consequence:
      An overloaded receiver tube could detach, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Altec will notify owners, and provide them with a placard that states the limit of the receiver tube assembly as 600lbs vertical load, and 6,000lbs towing capacity, free of charge. The recall began on July 25, 2018. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 684.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.