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

Make : GMC Model : C7 Year : NO YEAR
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E042000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-09-05 Date Received by ODI: 2008-07-01 Date Added to Database: 2008-07-02
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 : 8950
Summary:
      A PLUG ON THE OUTLET SIDE OF THE FUEL PUMP CAN CRACK ON 8,055 C7 AND C9 DIESEL ENGINES THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A CR 350 "COMMON RAIL HIGH PRESSURE" PUMP. THE AFFECTED ENGINES INCLUDE 6 CYLINDER C7 "7L" AND C9 "9L" TURBOCHARGED AND AIR-TO-AIR AFTERCOOLED DIESEL ENGINES OF 190 THROUGH 425 HORSEPOWER.
Consequence:
      A CRACK IN THIS PLUG CAN RESULT IN A HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SPRAY OR LEAK WHICH, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
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 SEPTEMBER 5, 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.