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All car recall 03V094000

Vehicle With Installed Southern Comfort Running Boards Recalled Due to Board Lamp Failure

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Suburban 2500 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Tahoe 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Dodge Caravan 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Grand Caravan 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Ford E-150 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
E-250 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
E-350 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Expedition 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Explorer 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
F-150 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
F-150 Lightning 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
F-250 Super Duty 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
F-350 Super Duty 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
GMC Yukon 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview

The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V094000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3674

Summary: CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCK, VAN, AND MINI VAN CONVERSIONS EQUIPPED WITH SOUTHERN COMFORT BUILT RUNNING BOARDS THAT CONTAIN CERTAIN COURTESY LIGHTS MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS, INC. THESE UNITS CONTAIN A COURTESY LIGHT OR LIGHTS THAT MIGHT OVERHEAT WHEN THE WIRE HARNESS IS EXPOSED TO EXCESSIVE MOISTURE AND ROAD SALT.

Consequence: THIS OVERHEATING CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE RUNNING BOARD TO MELT OR CAUSE A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESS ON THESE RUNNING BOARDS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 7, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SOUTHERN COMFORT AT 1-800-745-6096.

Notes: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO 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