Some Vehicles May Be Missing a Battery Cable Bracket
Electrical & Lights, August 6, 2002
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Some vehicles may be missing a bracket to secure the battery cable.
What Should You Do?
No action is required, all vehicles were repaired before being sold.
Some vehicles may be missing a bracket to secure the battery cable. The battery cable may rub against the steering shaft allowing the insulation to wear and a short circuit to happen. Dealers will inspect the positive battery cable routing and re-route it if needed.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
August 6, 2002
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CERTAIN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITHOUT A POWER STEERING BRACKET TO SECURE THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE, ALLOWING THE CABLE TO COME IN CONTACT WITH THE STEERING SHAFT.
THIS CONTACT COULD CAUSE A WEAR-THROUGH OF THE CABLE INSULATION, EXPOSING THE WIRE CORE AND RESULT IN INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL SHORTING. IF ENOUGH CURRENT IS DISCHARGED AT THE POINT OF CONTACT, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE ROUTING AND RE-ROUTE, IF NECESSARY. NO OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL TAKE PLACE SINCE ALL VEHICLES WERE CAPTURED AT THE DEALERS.
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration