GIRARDIN MB IV 2004: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : GIRARDIN Model : MB IV Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2004-05-14 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V012000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-02-25 Date Received by ODI: 2005-01-24 Date Added to Database: 2005-01-25
Manufacturers Involved: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 05-008-BBX
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 121
Summary:
      CERTAIN GIRARDIN MINIBUS MY 2004 AND 2005 MB II AND MBIV FORD DIESEL SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL BBX "BATTERY BOX" MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 14, 2004 AND FEBRUARY 9, 2005. THE ELECTRICAL CABLES "P/NOS. 27DF01 AND 27DF3001" BETWEEN THE BATTERIES AND THE BATTERY JUNCTION BOX "UNDER THE HOOD" HAS NO FUSABLE LINK FOR CABLE PROTECTION.
Consequence:
      THERE IS NO PROTECTION ON THE ELECTRICAL CABLE AND IF THERE IS A SHORT CIRCUIT, IT MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
      THE MANUFACTURER WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND INSTALL A FUSABLE LINK AT THE END OF THE CABLE ATTACHED TO THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 25, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GIRARDIN AT 819-477-8222.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS 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.