761 Aerial Devices Recalled By Altec Due to Overheating Threat

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Six types of aerial devices of the 2010 through 2012 model years are being recalled by Altec because of a potential fire threat.  An estimated 761 vehicles with a 19,500 pound gross vehicle weight rating and a Ford F550 chassis are potentially impacted by the recall, which was issued once it was discovered that damage can occur in a certain battery cable.  This can cause a short to ground of the component, which leads to the unit auxiliary functions, and thus overheating can result.  There’s a chance that this could then prompt a blaze.  Notification should have started toward the end of April, and owners are being advised to bring the aerial devices in to a dealer to obtain a free cable rerouting.

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