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Chevrolet W5500 Recalls

There have been 6 recalls on W5500 vehicles in recent years. The latest was issued on 2010-12-21 due to a problem with the engine and engine cooling. Approximately 2992 vehicles were involved. Since 1993, W5500's have experienced approximately 7 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the air conditioner, cables, driveshaft, trailer hitches. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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Recalled Chevrolet W5500 vehicles

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2010-12-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-12-21)
Recall Summary: ISUZU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 ISUZU NPR, NQR, NRR, GMC W3500, W4500, W5500, AND CHEVROLET W3500, W4500, AND W5500 VEHICLES. THE OIL PIPE BOLTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED PROPERLY DURING THE VEHICLE PRODUCTION PROCESS. IF NOT ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED, THE BOLT MAY LOOSEN AFTER PROLONGED VEHICLE OPERATION, WHICH CAN RESULT IN OIL SEEPAGE OR LEAKAGE FROM THE PACKING SEALS. IN GENERAL, AS OIL IS LOST, THE OIL WARNING LAMP WILL ILLUMINATE, AND THERE MAY BE ABNORMAL ENGINE NOISE AND LOSS OF OIL CAN CAUSE ENGINE SEIZURE.
Hazard: IF THE ENGINE SEIZES WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, THE VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE SUDDEN DECELERATION LEADING TO AN INCREASED RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PACKING SEALS WITH NEW ONES AND THE BOLT WILL BE TIGHTENED WITH A SPECIFIED TORQUE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 28, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727.
Additional Info: 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V636000
   
2009-11-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-11-05)
Recall Summary: E-N-G MOBILE SYSTEM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET W5500, MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 DODGE 3500, MODEL YEAR 2009 MIGHTY MOVER, MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 FORD E-250, E-350 AND E-450, MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 GMC W4500, MODEL YEAR 2007 INTERNATIONAL 4300, MODEL YEAR 2009 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CARRIER AIRV CEILING UNITS, MODEL NOS. 68RV0010BA, 68RV0012CA, AND 68RV0010EA. THE HEATER ELEMENT IN THESE ASSEMBLIES MAY BE DEFECTIVE WHICH COULD CAUSE THE UNIT TO CREATE SMOKE OR SPARKS.
Hazard: THIS DEFECT COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: E-N-G MOBILE SYSTEM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED BY CARRIER FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE SEE CARRIER'S DEFECT REPORT 09E-053. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CARRIER AT 1-877-584-7059 OR E-N-G MOBILE SYSTEM AT 1-925-798-4060.
Additional Info: 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V434000
   
2009-03-19 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-03-19)
Recall Summary: LDV IS RECALLING 81 TRUCKS BUILT ON CHEVROLET AND FORD MY 2007-2009 C5500, MY 2008-2009 W5500, AND MY 2008 F-650 CHASSIS SPECIFICALLY FOR SNAP-ON TOOLS FOR USE AS A MOBILE SUPPLY COMPANY. THERE MAY BE A CABLE INSTALLED ON THE BATTERY ISOLATOR WITH THE BODY OF THE CABLE LUG FACING THE ISOLATOR. WITH ALL CABLES TIGHTENED DOWN ON THE STUD, THIS CABLE LUG MAY BE PRESSED AGAINST THE COOLING FINS OF THE ISOLATOR, WHERE CONTACT POSES A RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD RESULT IN CABLES OVERHEATING.
Hazard: THIS CONTACT POSES A RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD RESULT IN CABLES OVERHEATING AND A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL CONDUCT A TWO-STEP REMEDY. THE FIRST STEP IS TO INSPECT THE CABLE INSTALLATION TO ENSURE ALL CABLES ARE INSTALLED WITH THE LUG BODY FACING AWAY FROM THE ISOLATOR WITH NONE IN CONTACT WITH THE COOLING FINS. THE SECOND STEP IS TO ADD A GROUNDING STRAP OR ABLE TO HE ALUMINUM BOX TO PROPERLY GROUND IT AND THE COMPONENTS MOUNTED WITHIN IT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 6, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LDV AT 608-257-3911.
Additional Info: 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V091000
   
2009-02-04 (Published by NHTSA on 2009-02-04)
Recall Summary: IZUSU IS RECALLING 2,836 MY 2008-2009 NPR/NQR AND NRR, GMC W3500, 4500 AND 5500, CHEVROLET W3500, 4500 AND 5500 TRUCKS. THE PROPELLER SHAFT WAS MANUFACTURED WITH INSUFFICIENT HIGH FREQUENCY HEAT TREATMENT. AS A RESULT, THE AFFECTED PORTION OF THE PROPELLER SHAFT MAY NOT MAINTAIN ITS DURABILITY THROUGH THE EXPECTED VEHICLE USEFUL LIFE.
Hazard: THE PROPELLER SHAFT COULD BREAK OFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVING, WHICH WOULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE STALLING AND COASTING TO A STOP, OR LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PROPELLER SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 5, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ISUZU AT 1-866-441-9638.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=09V042000
   
2008-07-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2008-07-29)
Recall Summary: KNAPHEIDE IS RECALLING 108 MY 2006-2008 PRO SERIES TRUCK BEDS EQUIPPED WITH AN ICC BUMPER WHICH INCLUDED A PROVISION FOR A BALL HITCH. THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT WELD ATTACHING THE HITCH CHANNEL TO THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE.
Hazard: THIS COULD RESULT IN BENDING OF THE HITCH CHANNEL OR THE HITCH COULD BE PULLED OFF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: KNAPHEIDE WILL OFFER TWO REMEDIES TO ITS CUSTOMERS: (1) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT USE THE HITCH, THE HITCH WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK BED AND REPLACED WITH AN ICC BUMPER; OR (2) FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO NEED A HITCH, A RECEIVER HITCH ASSEMBLY WILL BE ADDED TO THE EXISTING HITCH ASSEMBLY AND ALL SUSPECT WELD JOINTS WILL BE RE WELDED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KNAPHEIDE AT 1-877-473-5763.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=08V344000
   
2008-06-05 (Published by NHTSA on 2008-06-05)
Recall Summary: ISUZU IS RECALLING 16,859 MY 2006-2007 ISUZU NPR, NQR, NRR, GMC W3500, W4500, W5500 AND CHEVROLET W3500, W4500, W5500 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH DIESEL ENGINES. DIESEL FUEL MAY SEEP OR LEAK FROM THE FUEL PIPE AT THE UPPER OR LOWER FUEL PORT ON THE DIESEL FUEL SUPPLY PUMP.
Hazard: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND IF NO SEEPAGE OR LEAKAGE IS DETECTED, THE FUEL PIPE FITTINGS WILL BE TIGHTENED. IF SEEPAGE OR LEAKAGE IS DETECTED, THE FUEL SUPPLY PUMP WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON JUNE 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438..
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=08V251000
   
2005-04-25 (Published by NHTSA on 2005-04-25)
Recall Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH RPO IK9, DUE TO INSUFFICIENT DURABILITY AND TESTING, THE FUEL SWITCHING MANIFOLD SOLENOIDS LACK WATER OR SALT INTRUSION RESISTANCE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO FAILURE OF ONE OR MORE SOLENOIDS. FUEL SWITCHING MANIFOLD SOLENOID FAILURE WILL CAUSE INCORRECT FUEL DELIVERY RESULTING IN FUEL OVERFLOW FROM THE FUEL FILLER NECK.
Hazard: OVERFLOW FUEL MAY RESULT IN HIGH AMOUNT OF DIESEL FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SOLENOID VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH AN IMPROVED ASSEMBLY INCLUDING ADDITIONAL DETECTION CIRCUIT AND ENHANCED WATER RESISTANCE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727.
Additional Info: RECALL NO. 05053.CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=05V168000
   
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Additional Chevrolet Models

Recalls have also been issued under these model names:
15002500
2500hd3500
3500hd5500
75008500
AstroAvalanche
Avalanche 1500Aveo
B SeriesB7
BlazerC Series
C Series (medium)C/k Chassis Cab
C/k PickupsC10
C20C2500
C30C3500
C3500hdC4500
C5500C6
C6500C6h042
C7C7500
CamaroCaprice
Caprice Police PursuitCaptiva
Captiva SportCavalier
Cg33803Chevy
City ExpressClassic
CobaltColorado
CorvetteCorvette Z06
CruzeEquinox
ExpressExpress 1500
Express 2500Express 3500
F6F7
G SeriesG Van
G20G3500
Gmt 560HHR
ImpalaImpala (gmx 211)
K10K20
K25K2500
K30K3500
KodiakLow Cab Forward 3500
Low Cab Forward 4500Lumina
Lumina ApvMalibu
Malibu ClassicMalibu Eco
Malibu HybridMalibu Maxx
Monte CarloOptra
S 10S10
S10eSierra Pu
SilveradoSilverado 1500
Silverado 2500Silverado 3500
Silverado HdSonic
SparkSpark Ev
SSSuburban
Suburban 1500T Series
T10Tahoe
Tahoe Police PursuitTopkick
TrailblazerTrailblazer Ext
TraverseTrax
UplanderVAN
VentureVolt
W-seriesW3500
W4500Wt5500

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