Battery Cable Damage and Fire Risk
Engine, May 6, 2009
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Our Quick Take:
A wiring concern in the engine compartment could result in an engine stalling or no start condition, and possibly an engine compartment fire.
What Should You Do?
General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning May 6, 2009. If you are experiencing electrical or starting problems, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your Chevrolet dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 09121.
The main cable between the battery and the starter motor may come into contact with the starter motor housing, and over time the cable insulation could wear through and create an electrical short. The short could result in an engine stall or no start condition, and in some cases, a fire could occur. Dealers will reroute the positive battery cable to ensure adequate clearance.
Mfr's Report Date:
May 6, 2009
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
GM IS RECALLING 1,243 MY 2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO EQUIPPED WITH A V8 ENGINE. THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MAY CONTACT THE STARTER MOTOR HOUSING AND CAUSE WEAR ON THE CABLE INSULATION. IF THE INSULATION WEARS THROUGH TO THE CABLE, IT COULD CREATE A SHORT.
A SHORT COULD RESULT IN A NO START CONDITION, CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO RESTART, OR RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE TO ENSURE ADEQUATE CLEARANCE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 6, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
GM RECALL NO. 09121.OWNERS 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 .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration