Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2020056 - VERMEER

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Summary

Product
Equipment recalled by VERMEER
Issue
Vehicle - Wheels
What to do

Affected products

2006 | VERMEER | AX19, 2006 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2006 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2006 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2007 | VERMEER | AX19, 2007 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2007 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2007 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2008 | VERMEER | AX19, 2008 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2008 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2008 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2009 | VERMEER | AX19, 2009 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2009 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2009 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2010 | VERMEER | AX19, 2010 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2010 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2010 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2011 | VERMEER | AX19, 2011 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2011 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2011 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2012 | VERMEER | AX19, 2012 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2012 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2012 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2013 | VERMEER | AX19, 2013 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2013 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2013 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2014 | VERMEER | AX19, 2014 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2014 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2014 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2015 | VERMEER | AX19, 2015 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2015 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2015 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2016 | VERMEER | AX19, 2016 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2016 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2016 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2017 | VERMEER | AX19, 2017 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2017 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2017 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2018 | VERMEER | AX19, 2018 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2018 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2018 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2019 | VERMEER | AX19, 2019 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2019 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2019 | VERMEER | BC1500, 2020 | VERMEER | AX19, 2020 | VERMEER | BC1000XL, 2020 | VERMEER | BC1200XL, 2020 | VERMEER | BC1500

Issue

Issue: Certain brush chipper trailers were built with wheels that have an incorrect wheel nut contact area. As a result, the wheel nuts could loosen over time and fall off. The wheels can also develop possible cracks causing the tire to lose air pressure. If either of these conditions happen, a wheel could separate from the trailer. Safety Risk: A wheel separation could increase the risk of a crash. A wheel that detaches from the trailer could create a hazard for the towing vehicle occupants and other drivers and nearby people. Corrective Actions: For brush chippers manufactured between August 1, 2016, and February 7, 2020: Vermeer will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your brush chipper to a dealer to inspect the wheels and replace them, if necessary. A new safety sign (warning label), tire/wheel specification label and a supplemental operator's and maintenance manual will also be provided. For certain brush chippers manufactured between 2006 and August 1, 2016 that had a replacement wheel(s) installed: Vermeer will notify owners by mail and provide you with instructions for how to check the trailer for defective wheels. If you have not already done so, you should complete the provided inspection form return it (with photos) to: safetyform@vermeer.com. After you have submitted this form, you should contact your dealer to have a new safety sign (warning label) installed and receive a supplemental operator's and maintenance manual. If the brush chipper has the defective wheels, they will be replaced. Note: All owners should continue to inspect and tighten the wheel nuts and check tire air pressure on a daily basis, or at a minimum every 250 kilometers until the final repair has been performed.

Additional information

Background
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.
Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Equipment
Companies
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-66404
Transport Canada ID
2020056

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