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Altec Digger Derrick Recalls

There have been 7 recalls on Digger Derrick vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2017-02-22 and published by the NHTSA on 2017-02-28, was due to a problem with the structure. Since 2000, Digger Derrick's have experienced approximately 11 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the winch, equipment, electrical system, battery and electrical. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled Altec Digger Derrick vehicles

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2017-02-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-02-28)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2016 DLB Digger Derrick vehicles. The fasteners that secure the outer rotation bearings may fail.
Hazard: If the fasteners that attach the rotation platform to the truck fail, the digger boom may unintentionally move, increasing the risk of injury to the user or those nearby.
Remedy: Altec has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fasteners, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on February 24, 2017. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's number for this recall is MAB 650.
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=17V107000
   
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
   
2016-05-16 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-06-14)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 DL and DM Digger Derricks manufactured October 1, 2014, to April 30, 2016 with the digger booms mounted in the corner. The rotation bearing fasteners on the affected vehicles may not have been properly torqued.
Hazard: If the fasteners are loose or improperly torqued, structural failure may result, causing unexpected movement of the digger derrick and increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy: Altec has notified owners, and instruct them to perform the annual torque inspection, free of charge. The recall began June 2, 2016. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 633.
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=16V307000
   
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
   
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
   
2013-12-24 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-01-04)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 DT80, and model year 2011-2013 D2, D3 and D4 digger derrick models manufactured June 2009 through November 2013. The fasteners that hold the bracket for the feeder tube (the telescopic hydraulic tube that supplies pump flow to the auger) may become loose allowing the feeder tube to fall.
Hazard: A falling feeder tube increases the risk of injury to people nearby.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and Altec service centers will install an upgraded feeder tube bracket and mounting hardware, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early February 2014. Owners may contact Altec at 1-205-408-8627. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 591.
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=13V636000
   
2013-08-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-09-12)
Recall Summary: Altec is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Digger Derrick models D2/3/4 and DC/DL/DM manufactured June 2012 through July 2013. The bolts that attach the winch motor to the winch may not be properly tightened and may become loose.
Hazard: If the bolts come loose, the winch motor may detach causing the load to fall, which may result in personal injury.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners and Altec service personnel will check and correct the torque of the winch motor bolts. The recall is expected to begin September 20, 2013. Owner's may contact Altec at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's recall number is CSN 586.
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=13V390000
   
2013-04-15 (Published by NHTSA on 2013-04-15)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries, Inc (Altec) is recalling certain model year 2007-2012 DC, and DL/DM Digger Derrick utility trucks, equipped with boom tip winches using Tulsa Winch Group (formerly Gear Products) winch drums. In the affected vehicles, the winch drum could deform or fracture.
Hazard: If the winch fails while in use, it could cause personal injury.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners and dealers will replace the winch drum, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Altec at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's recall campaign number is CSN 574.
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=13V141000
   
2012-08-31 (Published by NHTSA on 2012-08-31)
Recall Summary: Altec Industries, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Digger Derrick vehicles equipped with a PENGO digger extension shaft. A defect in the base material at the weld joint may result in a stress fracture through the applied weld of the drive hub to the hex bar material.
Hazard: The stress fracture could cause the extension shaft to separate from the drive hub when digging, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or property damage.
Remedy: Altec will notify owners, and will inspect the PENGO digger extension shaft and, as necessary, replace the shaft, free of charge. The safety recall began on October 12, 2012. Owners may contact Altec Industries at 1-877-462-5832.
Additional Info: Altec's recall campaign number is CSN 568.Customers may 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=12V423000
   
2011-12-28 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-12-28)
Recall Summary: ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2011 UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SURE POWER BATTERY SEPARATOR DEVICES, PART NUMBER 16511893 (MODEL 1314) OR 16512967 (MODEL 1315). THE BATTERY SEPARATOR CAN OVERHEAT.
Hazard: OVERHEATING OF THE BATTERY SEPARATOR CAN RESULT IN SMOKE AND POSSIBLE FIRE.
Remedy: ALTEC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BATTER SEPARATORS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALTEC AT 1-877-462-5832.
Additional Info: ALTEC'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS CSN 554.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=11V600000
   
2011-09-02 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-09-02)
Recall Summary: ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 DL/DM SERIES, D4000A, AND DB37 DIGGER DERRICK SERVICE UTILITY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2011 THROUGH APRIL 2011, EQUIPPED WITH PQ SINGLE AXIS BOOM CONTROLLERS. THE MECHANICAL INTERLOCK (LOCK OUT) MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.
Hazard: IF THE CONTROL INTERLOCK DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY, THE CONTROL HANDLE CAN BE ACCIDENTLY SHIFTED CAUSING MOVEMENT OF THE UNIT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy: ALTEC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND ALTEC DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HAND CONTROLLERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALTEC AT 1-877-GO-ALTEC (1-877-462-5832) FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Additional Info: ALTEC'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS CNS 550.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=11V451000
   
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