Vermeer Manufacturing Company - VERMEER BC1000XL, BC1200XL and BC1500 Brush Chipper Trailer 2016 - 2020

recall information

Recall number
REC-001581
PRA number
2020/18255
Campaign number
IK3922
Original published date
Last updated date

make and model information

Make
VERMEER
Model
BC1000XL, BC1200XL and BC1500 Brush Chipper Trailer
Year range
2016 - 2020
Affected units
787
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Identifying features

See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Wheels with an incorrect lug nut taper angle were installed on the trailers.

This may cause the lug nuts to loosen or cracks to develop causing a loss of air pressure in the affected tyre.

What are the hazards?

If the wheel lug nut loosens or the tyre deflates while the trailer is being towed, there is a risk of wheel loss, increasing the risk of an accident and serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners will be contacted in writing to provide instructions on how to inspect their trailer and how to contact Vermeer Australia to arrange for an inspection and repair, where necessary.

For further information, please contact Vermeer Australia by phone on 1300 837 6337 or at https://www.vermeer.com.au/contact-us/
Supplier details
Vermeer Manufacturing Company

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact name
Vermeer Australia
Contact phone
1300 837 6337
Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product type