Recall - VAC-TRON ( 20V206000 )

Insufficient Rear Impact Protection/FMVSS 224

In the event of a rear impact crash, the other vehicle can travel under the rear of the vacuum excavator, increasing the risk of serious injury or death to someone in the other vehicle.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V206000 Manufacturer Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC Components STRUCTURE Potential Number of Units Affected 50

Summary Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC. (Vac-Tron) is recalling certain 2012-2020 MC833SDT, MC835SDT, MC855SDT, and MC873SDT Vacuum Excavator Trailers. The trailers may not have an extended lower chassis, reducing rear impact protection. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 224, "Rear Impact Protection."

Remedy Vac-Tron will notify owners, and Vermeer dealers will install remedy kits provided by Vac-Tron, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Vac-Tron customer service at 1-888-822-8766. Vac-Tron's number for this recall is VVK0006.


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