The Chevrolet 6500XD and related Isuzu FTR low cab forward trucks have been recalled over an issue with the trucks’ chassis wiring harness.
The defect: according to a filing from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the chassis wire harness on affected trucks may have been improperly installed. This may cause the harness to contact the suspension’s leaf spring hanger bracket, allowing the harness to become chafed or worn down.
The hazards: if the harness chafes against the leaf spring, it may wear down and stop relaying a signal. Depending on which wires get damaged, the vehicle “can experience stalling and/or reduced functionality of the ABS, increasing the risk of a crash,” the NHTSA says.
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 2,399 units are affected by this recall.
- 2018 Isuzu FTR
- 2019 Isuzu FTR
- 2020 Isuzu FTR
- 2018 Chevrolet 6500XD
- 2019 Chevrolet 6500XD
- 2020 Chevrolet 6500XD
Affected components: chassis wiring harness.
The fix: the NHTSA says Isuzu will notify owners and instruct them to make an appointment with a dealer. The dealer service center will then repair or replace the existing wire harness, if necessary, and install additional clamps to ensure the wire harness remains secured away from the leaf spring hanger bracket. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
Owners should: as noted above, Isuzu will contact owners and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealership.
- NHTSA Number: 20V195000
- Isuzu recall number: V2003.
- NHTSA Contact: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)