Defective Frames Lead to Recall of 1,770 Vermeer Trailers

Posted on June 19, 2012

The Vermeer Manufacturing Company has initiated a recall of trailers of the model number BC1500. Each of the trailers is of a model year between 2007 and 2012.  1,770 vehicles in total suffer from the potential defect that necessitated the recall action.

At issue is the fact that during the manufacture of the vehicles, part of the trailer’s frame was welded in a matter not consistent with acceptable safety standards. Over time, a deforming of the unit can then result from excessive bending and fractures caused by fatigue.  Should the problem become serious enough, it may cause the frame to fail completely. This can lead to dangerous conditions that could bring injury to anyone in the vicinity, as well as cause extensive property damage.

Vermeer has announced their intentions to begin repairing the trailers at no cost to the owners of the vehicles.  Consumers can expect to receive some sort of notification from Vermeer telling them as much, although it should be noted that the recall itself is not scheduled to take place until the middle of August.  In the meantime, customers should be aware of the issue should it begin to present itself.  If anyone has any questions or concerns, they can get in touch with Vermeer directly.

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