The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for the 2020 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks due to an issue with the battery cable that connects to the starter motor.
The problem: over time, heat from the exhaust pipe in affected trucks may cause the conduit and insulation for the wire that runs from the battery to the starter motor to deteriorate. This can expose the wires and potentially cause a short-circuit in the system. This issue can be traced back to the wire that runs from the battery to the starter motor being too long and routed too close to the right-side exhaust pipe.
The hazards: if the system short circuits, the truck may be unable to start. This could also pose a fire risk, putting the driver or occupants at greater risk of injury.
The fix: dealers will be instructed to adjust the positive cable in affected vehicles so it no longer is fastened too close to the trucks’ hot exhaust pipe. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle’s owner.
- 2020 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 4500 HD (with 6.6L L8T V8 engine)
- 2020 Isuzu NPR HD Gas Crew Cab (with 6.6L L8T V8 engine)
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 46 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward and Isuzu NPR trucks are involved in this recall campaign.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V720000
- Isuzu recall number: V2005
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- Isuzu Customer Service: 1-866-441-9638
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153