The Number 1 Resource for Vocational Truck Fleets

Safety & Accident

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

March 29, 2017

Photo courtesy of Altec.
Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Industries is recalling 335 2015- and 2016-model year aerial devices and service body trucks equipped with certain JEMS 4A or JEMS 4E4 idle mitigation systems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A cable within the idle mitigation system (IMS) may have been improperly installed, possibly causing the cable to rub against an electrical component and short circuit, NHTSA said. A short circuit increases the risk of fire.

Altec dealers will replace and reroute the contactor cable within the IMS to fix the problem. There will be no charge for this service.

The recall is expected to begin May 10. Altec customer service can be reached at (205) 991-7733. Altec’s code for the recall is CSN 646.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Fuel payment and control systems featuring various branded, multi-branded or universal credit cards offered by fleet management and leasing companies to reduce driver and company fleet office administration, to simplify reporting of data useful to fleet operating and expense records, and to better insure compliance with company fuel usage policies or requirements.

Read more