IK4524 – Trailer Tongue May Separate from Hitch – 2016-2021 Vermeer BC1800XL Brush Chipper Trailers

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February 9, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V098000

Trailer Tongue May Separate from Hitch

A hitch separation can cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V098

Manufacturer Vermeer Manufacturing Company

Components TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected 28

 

Summary

Vermeer Manufacturing Company (Vermeer) is recalling certain 2016-2021 BC1800XL brush chipper trailers. The tongue weldment may crack and separate from the tow hitch.

 

Remedy

Vermeer will provide a remedy kit, integrating a new surge brake tongue into the tongue weldment, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 04, 2024. Owners may contact Vermeer customer service at 1-800-829-0051, ext. 7060. Vermeer’s number for this recall is IK4524.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


Chronology :

May-2023: Service department received report from dealer regarding failure of tongue weldment and requested parts from dealer for analysis.

December-2023: Service department received parts from dealer for analysis.

January-2024: Service department informed product safety department about failure and initiated evaluation. Service department confirmed no previous reports on issue have been received.

24-January-2024: Product safety department held discussion with service department regarding corrective action after failure report.

2-February-2024: Product safety department met with engineering to discuss evaluation.

5-February-2024: Recall determination was made.

 


6 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
VERMEER BC1800XL 2016-2021

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report – 02/15/2024

RCLRPT-24V098-1938.PDF 215.814KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V098-8207.pdf 645.688KB

 


Recall 573 Report – 02/09/2024

RCLRPT-24V098-3711.PDF 215.772KB

 


Recall 573 Report – 02/23/2024

RCLRPT-24V098-1088.PDF 215.813KB

 


Recall 573 Report – 02/26/2024

RCLRPT-24V098-7758.PDF 215.816KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24V098&docType=RCL

 


 

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