TEREX DIGGER DERRICK 2000: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Make : TEREX Model : DIGGER DERRICK Year : 2000
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V503000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-10-15 Date Received by ODI: 2014-08-15 Date Added to Database: 2014-08-15
Manufacturers Involved: Altec Industries Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: CSN 603
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 51
Summary:
      Altec Industries, Inc. "Altec" is recalling certain model year 2000-2013 Aerial Device and Digger Derrick trucks, equipped with Sure Power Battery Equalizers containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
Consequence:
      Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected battery equalizer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 603.
Report Initiator: ODI 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.