GIRARDIN MB IV 2004: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : GIRARDIN Model : MB IV Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2004-04-14 - 2007-11-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V574000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-01-07 Date Received by ODI: 2007-12-14 Date Added to Database: 2007-12-14
Manufacturers Involved: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 07-019-BXU
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 640
Summary:
      CERTAIN MY 2004 THROUGH 2008 GIRARDIN MB II AND MB IV SCHOOL AND COMMERCIAL MINIBUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 14, 2004, AND NOVEMBER 28, 2007, BUILT ON FORD E350 AND E450 DIESEL CHASSIS. THE AFFECTED BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH OPTION BBX "BATTERY BOX". THE PROTECTION FROM ABRASION ON THE BATTERY CABLES THAT CROSS IN THE BATTERY BOX IS INADEQUATE. IT MAY CREATE A SHORT CIRCUIT IN CASE THE ABRASION BETWEEN THE CABLES IS EXCESSIVE.
Consequence:
      THIS SHORT CIRCUIT COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
      GIRARDIN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE BUSES BY ADDING PROTECTIVE TUBES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT GIRARDIN AT 819-477-8222.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      GIRARDIN RECALL NO. 07-019-BXU.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.