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SafetyAlerts
April 29, 2003

Southern Comfort Conversions Has Recalled 2002-2003 Conversion Vehicles

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Models: Chevrolet G-Van Year: 2002-2003

Chevrolet Tahoe Year: 2002-2003

Chevrolet Suburban Year: 2002-2003

Chevrolet C/K Series Year: 2002-2003

GMC G-Van Year: 2002-2003

GMC Yukon Year: 2002-2003

GMC Suburban Year: 2002-2003

GMC C/K Series Year: 2002-2003

Ford E Van Year: 2002-2003

Ford F Series Year: 2002-2003

Ford Explorer Year: 2002-2003

Ford Expedition Year: 2002-2003

Dodge Minivan Year: 2002-2003

Number Potentially Involved: 3,674

Dates of Manufacture: August 2000 – March 2003

Defect: Some sport utility vehicle, pickup truck, and minivan conversions equipped with running boards manufactured by Southern Comfort, which include courtesy lights manufactured by American Technology Components, Inc., might overheat when the wire harness is exposed to excessive moisture and road salt. This overheating condition can cause the running board to melt or cause a fire.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the wiring harness on these running boards. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 7, 2003. Owners may contact Southern Comfort at 1- 800-745-6096.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V094].

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 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.