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May 23, 2001

2001 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2001 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali automobiles manufactured between August and October 2000.

Certain sport utility vehicles were built with a misrouted positive battery cable assembly that could come in contact with the steering shaft universal joint. Over time, this contact could cause a wear-through of the cable assembly conduit and cable insulation, exposing the wire core and resulting in intermittent electrical shorting. This could result in erratic movement of the voltage gauge or total battery discharge in a few hours. Also, the cable insulation and conduct could ignite if enough current is discharged at the point of contact, resulting in an underhood fire.

301 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the positive battery cable for proper routing and re-route the cable in necessary. The cable will also be inspected for wear of the conduit and cable insulation, and will be replaced if necessary.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 23, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V107/GM Recall No. 01001]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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