GMC C7 9999: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Make : GMC Model : C7 Year : NO YEAR
Build Dates : 2006-12-14 - 2009-01-06
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11E051000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-01-23 Date Received by ODI: 2011-12-02 Date Added to Database: 2011-12-08
Manufacturers Involved: Caterpillar Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3873
Summary:
      CATERPILLAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN C7 DIESEL ENGINES, 7L, 6-CYLINDER, TURBO AND AIR-TO-AIR AFTERCOOLED ENGINES WITH 190-300 HORSEPOWER RATINGS, BUILT FROM DECEMBER 14, 2006, THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2009, SOLD AND INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT IN CERTAIN BLUE BIRD SCHOOL BUSES. COOLING SYSTEM COOLANT IN THIS APPLICATION CAN DEGRADE, WHICH MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE COMPONENTS TO PREMATURELY DETERIORATE POSSIBLY LEADING TO COOLANT LEAKS.
Consequence:
      LOSS OF COOLANT CAN RESULT IN STRANDED VEHICLES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      CATERPILLAR IS WORKING WITH BLUE BIRD TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE RECALL CAMPAIGN. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 1, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CATERPILLAR AT 1-800-447-4986.
Report Initiator: ODI E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNERS 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 .