April 29, 2003
Southern Comfort Conversions Has Recalled 2002-2003 Conversion Vehicles
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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].
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
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