General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 14V616000

Make Model Year
ALTEC NOVAE ST81181TPL2-B-140 2009
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2014-11-13 2014-10-03 2014-10-03

Production Dates: 2009-08-31 - 2012-09-27

Manufacturers Involved: Altec Industries, Inc.

Manufacturer Campaign Number: CSN 605

Component: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 344

Report Initiator: MFR MFR Report


Altec Industries Inc. "Altec" is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Novae Sure-Trac ST81181TPL2-B-140 equipment trailers built August 31, 2009, to September 27, 2012, and manufactured with 3/16 inch thick steel tubing. The tongue of the affected trailers may crack and separate from the trailer frame.


If the trailer tongue fails, a loss of control of the trailer or a separation of the trailer from the tow vehicle may occur, increasing the risk of a crash.


Altec will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any cracks found and add a reinforcing kit, free of charge. The recall begin on November 13, 2014. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's number for the recall is CSN 605.


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