FREIGHTLINER M2 2010: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : M2 Year : 2010
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V186000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-05-29 Date Received by ODI: 2014-04-08 Date Added to Database: 2014-04-16
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 34
Summary:
      DUECO Inc. "DUECO", a manufacturer of utility vehicles, is recalling certain Dueco-modified model year 2009-2011 International 4300, 2010 International 4400, 2009 and 2011 International 7400, 2010 Freightliner M2, 2008-2009 GMC C5500, and 2011 Ford F-750 vehicles, equipped with Sure Power 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:
      DUECO will notify owners, and Sure Power will replace the converters, free of charge. The recall began on May 29, 2014. Owners may contact Dueco at 1-800-558-4004.
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.