Altec Ac38 Recalls
There have been 2 recalls on Ac38 vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2013-04-11 due to a problem with the bumpers. Since 2008, Ac38's have experienced approximately 2 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the mechanical. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Also check the list of Additional Altec Models to the right. At times, the manufacturer or the NHTSA may use slightly different model names, or group models together by series.
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Detailed Recall Information for Altec Ac38
|2013-04-11||(Published by NHTSA on 2013-04-11)|
|Recall Summary:||Altec is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 AC18, AC23, and AC38 cranes with front bumper outriggers mounted on Kenworth chassis between November 2010 and October 2012. The brackets that attach the outrigger to the front bumper of the chassis may be inadequate to support the full capacity of the crane in certain positions.|
|Hazard:||The inadequate mounting brackets may allow the outrigger to bend, reducing the stability of the crane truck which could result in injury, death, and/or property damage.|
|Remedy:||Altec will notify owners and dealers will replace the front bumper outrigger attachments. Altec has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Altec at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's recall campaign number is CSN 573.|
|Additional Info:||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.|
|2012-02-05||(Published by NHTSA on 2012-02-05)|
|Recall Summary:||ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 AC38 AND MODEL YEAR 2011 AC18 AND AC23 UTILITY VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTI-TWO BLOCK (ATB) SWITCH TREE GUARD OPTION. THE ATB TREE GUARD SWITCH BRACKET MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.|
|Hazard:||IF THE BRACKET WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY, THE COMPONENTS COULD BE DISLODGED WHEN THE BOOM IS RAISED TOWARDS THE MAXIMUM ELEVATION AND COULD CAUSE THE ATB SWITCH, COVER, AND WEIGHT TO FALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO PEOPLE OR PROPERTY BELOW.|
|Remedy:||ALTEC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND INSTRUCT UNIT OWNERS TO INSPECT THE INSTALLATION OF THE TREE GUARD SWITCH BRACKET AND CORRECT ANY INCORRECT INSTALLATIONS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALTEC AT 1-877-462-5832.|
|Additional Info:||ALTEC'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS CSN 556.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .|
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.