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Altec Aerial Device Recalls

There have been 4 recalls on Aerial Device vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2016-11-17 and published by the NHTSA on 2016-12-06, was due to a problem with the equipment. Approximately 2194 vehicles were involved. Since 1995, Aerial Device's have experienced approximately 11 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the winch, mechanical, electrical system, battery and cables. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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2016-11-17 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-12-06)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 1995-1999 Aerial Device trucks manufactured May 1, 1995, to August 15, 1999 and equipped with Rosenboom Machine and Tool lower boom lift cylinders. The cylinder end gland could fail which could cause uncontrolled boom movement.
Hazard: Uncontrolled boom movement may increase the risk of injury to the operator or bystanders.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the boom, and repair or replace the cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 9, 2017. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-205-991-7733.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V835000
   
2016-10-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-10-14)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 A65, A70, A75, A72-T, A77-T, and A82-T aerial devices manufactured April 15, 2014, to October 15, 2015. The affected aerial devices have a fiberglass cover over the boom tip that may have an improperly sized opening.
Hazard: The improperly sized opening may allow the exposed metal tip of the boom to contact an electrically energized conductor, such as an overhead wire, increasing the risk of a injury to the boom operator.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace any boom tip cover that has an improperly sized opening, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2016. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-205-991-7733.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V710000
   
2016-07-14 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-08-16)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Aerial Devices and Digger Derrick vehicles equipped with front bumper winches or capstans, manufactured December 26, 2015, to March 30, 2016. The affected vehicles have a hydraulic motor whose shaft may fail resulting in unexpected movement of the winch or the capstan.
Hazard: Unexpected winch movement may increase the risk of injury.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace the hydraulic motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 17, 2016. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-205-991-7733. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 635.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V536000
   
2015-07-28 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-08-21)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 Aerial Devices manufactured from June 1, 2006, through April 1, 2015. The affected aerial devices outrigger interlock control system may not properly deploy causing instability of the boom.
Hazard: If the aerial device is operated while the outrigger is not properly deployed it can cause instability of the boom, increasing the risk of person injury.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace the aerial device with a new outrigger interlock module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2015. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-205-991-7733. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 625.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V473000
   
2015-03-16 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-04-01)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2014 Aerial Devices manufactured April 1, 2014, to July 18, 2014, and equipped with certain SUN Hydraulics Corporation counterbalance valves. In the affected vehicles, the counterbalance valve may crack, allowing hydraulic fluid to leak, and possibly result in boom movement.
Hazard: Unintended boom movement of the aerial device increases the operator's risk of injury.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace the counterbalance valves, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 27, 2015. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-800-860-0183. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 614.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V150000
   
2015-02-23 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-03-12)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Digger Derrick and Aerial Device vehicles manufactured October 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014, and mounted on Freightliner chassis. In the event of a short circuit condition, the 30 amp breaker to the trailer relay module may react too slowly to prevent the module from overheating.
Hazard: If the module overheats, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 30 amp circuit breaker with a 20 amp one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7, 2015. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-800-860-0183. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 612.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V101000
   
2015-02-19 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-03-12)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Aerial Devices, models L36A, LRV, and LR7, manufactured June 1, 2011, to September 30, 2014, and built with Texas Hydraulics upper boom drive cylinders. In the affected aerial devices, the cylinder base end lug casting may develop cracks.
Hazard: If the cylinder lug castings crack, they may fail, resulting in unintended movement of the boom, increasing the risk of personal injury or death to the aerial device user or those nearby.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the cylinders for specific casting suspect lots. If both upper boom drive cylinders are not of the suspect lots, no further action is required. If a cylinder is found to be of one of the suspect lots, it will be inspected for visible cracks. If cracks are found the unit should be removed from service immediately and the cylinder will be replaced. If no cracks are found, the unit will be scheduled for magnetic particle inspection of the cylinder lug within 60 days. All of these actions will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 30, 2015. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-800-860-0183. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 611.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V096000
   
2014-11-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-12-19)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 1999-2014 aerial devices models A65, A70, A75, A72-, A/77-T, A82-T, A72-TE88, and A77-TE93 manufactured January 1, 1999, to July 15, 2014. The affected aerial devices may have an improperly set hydraulic pressure transducer which relieves excessive backpressure in the hydraulic tank circuit.
Hazard: In cooler temperatures, the improperly set hydraulic pressure transducer may result in inadvertent boom movement, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant or those nearby.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace and install a pressure switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-205-991-7733. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 609.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V745000
   
2014-08-15 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-09-23)
Recall 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.
Hazard: 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.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V503000
   
2011-08-02 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-08-02)
Recall Summary: ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 AERIAL DEVICES UTILITY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 2010 THROUGH MAY 2011, THE BATTERY FUSE BLOCK MAY BE INSTALLED INCORRECTLY. THE POWER SOURCE MAY HAVE BEEN CONNECTED TO THE WRONG SIDE (POST) OF THE FUSE LEAVING THE BATTERY HOT CABLE UNPROTECTED WITHOUT A FUSE.
Hazard: THE CHASSIS BATTERIES COULD SHORT AND CAUSE A FIRE INCREASING THE RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
Remedy: ALTEC WILL INSPECT THE CONNECTION OF THE BATTERY CABLE TO THE FUSE BLOCK, THE POSITION OF THE FUSE BLOCK MOUNTING PLATE ON THE BATTERY, AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALTEC AT 1-877-462-5832.
Additional Info: ALTEC SAFETY RECALL NO. CSN 548.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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V386000
   
2011-08-02 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-08-02)
Recall Summary: ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1997-2009 AERIAL DEVICES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1997 THROUGH JULY 2009, EQUIPPED WITH A BCM 44B ELECTRICAL LEAKAGE MONITORING SYSTEM. THE METER WAS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED AND THE WIRING MAY COME LOOSE; HOWEVER, THE METER COULD STILL INDICATE THAT IT IS WORKING PROPERLY.
Hazard: FAILURE OF THE LEAKAGE MONITORING SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN THE USER TOUCHING A CONDUCTOR, UNAWARE THAT IT MAY BE ENERGIZED AND RISKING ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR ELECTROCUTION.
Remedy: ALTEC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALTEC AT 1-877-462-5832.
Additional Info: ALTEC'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS CSN 549.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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V389000
   
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