GMC C7 9999: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Make : GMC Model : C7 Year : NO YEAR
Build Dates : 2005-08-01 - 2007-12-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E041000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-12-19 Date Received by ODI: 2008-07-01 Date Added to Database: 2008-07-01
Manufacturers Involved: Caterpillar Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5508
Summary:
      THE DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER "DPF" ATTACHMENT BRACKET ON 235 C7, C9, C13 AND C15 ENGINES MAY FAIL ALLOWING THE DPF TO SEPARATE FROM THE CHASSIS AND BECOME A ROAD HAZARD. THE ENGINES INVOLVED ARE THE C7, C9, C13 AND C15 TURBOCHARGED AND AIR-TO-AIR AFTERCOOLED ENGINES OF 335 THROUGH 625 HORSEPOWER.
Consequence:
      A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR IF ANOTHER VEHICLE STRIKES THE DPF ON THE ROADWAY.
Remedy:
      EACH VEHICLE MANUFACTURER WILL FILE A DEFECT REPORT AND REMEDY PLAN FOR THEIR VEHICLES WHICH INCLUDED THESE ENGINES AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT. VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED BY CATERPILLAR AT NO COST TO THE OWNER. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 19, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT EITHER THEIR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OR CATERPILLAR TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-447-4986.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.