Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Vehicle Make / Model: MACK / GU

Model Year(s): 2008-2011

Manufacturer: MACK TRUCKS, INC

Mfr's Report Date: MAY 18, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V292000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 517

Summary:
MACK TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 GU HEAVY TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2007, THROUGH APRIL 8, 2011, WITH A FOUR BATTERY CABLE DESIGN. AS A RESULT OF THE ROUTING AND CLIPPING USED, THE BATTERY CABLES MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH FRAME HARDWARE, WHICH, AS A RESULT OF CHAFING, MAY CAUSE THE INSULATION TO BECOME WORN TO A POINT WHERE A SHORT OCCURS.

Consequence:
A SHORT CAN POTENTIALLY CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL RE-ROUTE THE BATTERY CABLES AND REPLACE THE CABLES IF CHAFING HAS OCCURRED. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MACK TRUCKS AT 1-800-866-1177.

Notes:
MACK'S SAFETY RECALL NO. SC0354. 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 .