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Recall data for: 2008 FORD F-650

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V091000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F-650

Year: 2008

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Manufacturers Involved: LDV, INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20070101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20090306

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 81

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090306

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: LDV, INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090319

Date Added To File: 20090319

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
LDV IS RECALLING 81 TRUCKS BUILT ON CHEVROLET AND FORD MY 2007-2009 C5500, MY 2008-2009 W5500, AND MY 2008 F-650 CHASSIS SPECIFICALLY FOR SNAP-ON TOOLS FOR USE AS A MOBILE SUPPLY COMPANY. THERE MAY BE A CABLE INSTALLED ON THE BATTERY ISOLATOR WITH THE BODY OF THE CABLE LUG FACING THE ISOLATOR. WITH ALL CABLES TIGHTENED DOWN ON THE STUD, THIS CABLE LUG MAY BE PRESSED AGAINST THE COOLING FINS OF THE ISOLATOR, WHERE CONTACT POSES A RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD RESULT IN CABLES OVERHEATING.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONTACT POSES A RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD RESULT IN CABLES OVERHEATING AND A FIRE COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL CONDUCT A TWO-STEP REMEDY. THE FIRST STEP IS TO INSPECT THE CABLE INSTALLATION TO ENSURE ALL CABLES ARE INSTALLED WITH THE LUG BODY FACING AWAY FROM THE ISOLATOR WITH NONE IN CONTACT WITH THE COOLING FINS. THE SECOND STEP IS TO ADD A GROUNDING STRAP OR ABLE TO HE ALUMINUM BOX TO PROPERLY GROUND IT AND THE COMPONENTS MOUNTED WITHIN IT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 6, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LDV AT 608-257-3911.