General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 13V259000

Make Model Year
GMC WT5500 2001
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2013-08-30 2013-06-19 2013-06-26

Production Dates: 2000-04-01 - 2003-12-31

Manufacturers Involved: Isuzu Motors Limited

Component: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1774

Report Initiator: MFR MFR Report


Isuzu Manufacturing Services of America, Inc. "Isuzu" is recalling certain model year 2001-2013 Isuzu N-Series; model year 2001-2010 Chevrolet and GMC W-Series; model year 2001-2004 Isuzu FRR and model year 2001-2004 Chevrolet and GMC WT5500 trucks. The affected vehicles are equipped with an optional oil pan heater "RPO code IG3". Debris may collect at the contact point of the heater plug and the extension cord. This may cause overheating of the extension cord.


Overheating of the extension cord could melt the oil pan heater plug and/or block heater plug, resulting in an increased risk of fire.


Isuzu will notify owners and dealers will inspect the trucks. The extension cord and damaged components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on August 30, 2013. Owners may contact Isuzu at 1-866-441-9638.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to