Altec Wc166 Recalls
There have been 2 recalls on Wc166 vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2013-11-01 and published by the NHTSA on 2013-12-06, was due to a problem with the non-powered axle assembly. Approximately 682 vehicles were involved. Since 2008, Wc166's have experienced approximately 2 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the frame and members. 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 Wc166
|2013-11-01||(Published by NHTSA on 2013-12-06)|
|Recall Summary:||Altec is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 WC126/166 and WC126A/166A Wood Chippers with various frame and axle combinations. In certain combinations, the bracket attaching the axle to the chipper may develop cracks and break.|
|Hazard:||If the bracket breaks, the axle may separate from the chipper, increasing the risk of a crash.|
|Remedy:||Altec will notify owners and service personnel will check and replace any axles as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2013. Owner's may contact Altec at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's recall number is CSN 581.|
|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.|
|2010-10-12||(Published by NHTSA on 2010-10-12)|
|Recall Summary:||ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 WC126 AND WC166, MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 WC126A AND WC166A WOOD CHIPPER UTILITY VEHICLES BUILT FROM JANUARY 2008 THROUGH MAY 2010. IT WAS DISCOVERED CRACKS MAY DEVELOP IN THE FRAME RAILS OF WOOD CHIPPERS DUE TO CONCENTRATED LOADS ON THE FRAME RAIL FLANGE AT THE AXLE MOUNT.|
|Hazard:||WHILE LOADING THE FRAME COULD BRAKE INCREASING THE RISK OF PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY.|
|Remedy:||DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR OR REPLACE AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 25, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALTEC AT 1-877-462-5832.|
|Additional Info:||ALTEC SAFETY RECALL NO. CSN 531.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 .|
Additional Altec ModelsRecalls have also been issued under these model names:
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.