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Cadillac Escalade Recall 02V224000

Some Vehicles May Be Missing a Battery Cable Bracket

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

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.

Electrical & Lights, August 6, 2002

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 6, 2002
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
649
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
02V224000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Summary
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.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
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.
Notes
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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