VERMEER BC900XL 2012: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Make : VERMEER Model : BC900XL Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2012-06-08 - 2016-05-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V378000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-07-19 Date Received by ODI: 2016-05-27 Date Added to Database: 2016-05-27
Manufacturers Involved: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: IK3304
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 636
Summary:
      Vermeer Manufacturing Company "Vermeer" is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 BC900XL wood chippers manufactured June 8, 2012, to May 31, 2016. The chassis of the affected wood chippers may have improper welds which could result in separation of the wood chipper from the tow vehicle.
Consequence:
      If the brush chipper separates from the tow vehicle, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Vermeer will notify owners, and dealers will remove the current fixed tongue and bolt on a new fixed tongue, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact Vermeer customer service at 1-800-829-0051 extension 7060. Vermeer's number for this recall is IK3304.
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.