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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