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Recall 14V070000

Sure Power Brand Battery Equalizers Overheat; Monroe Truck Equipment Vehicles

Recall Details

For vehicles modified by Monroe Truck Equipment, the electrical converter and battery equalizer may overheat, causing a fire hazard. The components will be replaced by the manufacturer free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Vehicles modified by Monroe Truck Equipment have an electrical converter and battery equalizer that may overheat, causing a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Monroe Truck Equipment notified owners of affected vehicles starting in March 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Electrical & Lights, February 11, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 11, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
EQ14002
Potential Number of Units Affected
22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V070000
Component
Summary
Monroe Truck Equipment (Monroe) is recalling certain model year 2006, 2008 and 2009 Chevrolet C7500 vehicles, 2005-2006 Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles, and 2009 Ford F-350, and F-450 vehicles, equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC-DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. The specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.
Consequence
Once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Monroe will notify owners, and Sure Power will replace the equalizers or converters, free of charge. The recall began on March 24, 2014. Owners may contact Monroe at 1-608-328-8127.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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