CHEVROLET CHEVROLET TRUCK 1978: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : CHEVROLET Model : CHEVROLET TRUCK Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1978-09-01 - 1979-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V016000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-03-11 Date Received by ODI: 1980-02-26 Date Added to Database: 1980-03-07
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8474
Summary:
      A MISROUTING OF THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MAY EXIST. AS A RESULT, THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE INSULATION COULD BE DAMAGED FROM EXHAUST MANIFOLD HEAT. THE WIRE IN THE CABLE MAY THEN CONTACT AND DAMAGE THE METAL BRAKE TUBE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      ALL INVOLVED VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED FOR POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MISROUTING AND POSSIBLE HEAT DAMAGE TO THE INSULATION. IF NECESSARY, THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE WILL BE REPLACED OR REROUTED AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH HYDRAULIC BRAKES, MARK IVENGINES AND FRAME MOUNTED BATTERIES.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; BATTERY CABLE, POSITIVE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A DAMAGED TUBE COULD RESULT IN A BRAKE FLUID LEAK AND ALOSS OF BRAKING CAPABILITY. THIS COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND CAUSE AVEHICLE ACCIDENT.