2008 Chevrolet C5500 Electrical System Battery Cables Recall

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2008 Chevrolet C5500 Electrical System Battery Cables Recall

 NHTSA Recall #83687
NHTSA Compaign #09V091000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerLDV, INC.
 Model Year2008
 Date of notification06/03/09
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/07
 End date of manufacturing06/03/09
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received19/03/09
 Report created19/03/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units81
 Defect summaryLdv is recalling 81 trucks built on chevrolet and ford my 2007-2009 c5500, my 2008-2009 w5500, and my 2008 f-650 chassis specifically for snap-on tools for use as a mobile supply company. There may be a cable installed on the battery isolator with the body of the cable lug facing the isolator. With all cables tightened down on the stud, this cable lug may be pressed against the cooling fins of the isolator, where contact poses a risk of electrical short which could result in cables overheating.
 Consequence summaryThis contact poses a risk of electrical short which could result in cables overheating and a fire could occur.
 Corrective actionDealers will conduct a two-step remedy. The first step is to inspect the cable installation to ensure all cables are installed with the lug body facing away from the isolator with none in contact with the cooling fins. The second step is to add a grounding strap or able to he aluminum box to properly ground it and the components mounted within it. The recall began on march 6, 2009. Owners may contact ldv at 608-257-3911.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
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    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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