FORD F-450 SD 2009: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : FORD Model : F-450 SD Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2011-10-01 - 2011-10-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V070000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-03-24 Date Received by ODI: 2014-02-11 Date Added to Database: 2014-02-26
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 22
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.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.