VERMEER BC900XL 2012: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

Make : VERMEER Model : BC900XL Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2012-01-30 - 2015-07-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V447000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-09-09 Date Received by ODI: 2015-07-15 Date Added to Database: 2015-07-15
Manufacturers Involved: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: IK3194
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 481
Summary:
      Vermeer Manufacturing Company "Vermeer" is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 BC900XL brush chippers manufactured January 30, 2012, to July 30, 2015. The flanges that attach the brush chipper discharge chute may crack and fail while the brush chipper is being towed, causing the chute to separate from the chipper.
Consequence:
      If the chute detaches from the chipper, it would become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Vermeer will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the discharge chute rotation clamps and will add an additional clamp, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2015. Owners may contact Vermeer customer service at 1-800-829-0051. Vermeer's number for this recall is IK3194.
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.