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Caterpillar C7 Recall, Caterpiller C9 Recall

Make / Models :
CATERPILLAR / C7
CATERPILLAR / C9
Manufacturer : CATERPILLAR INC. Mfr's Report Date : JUN 26, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E042000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8055
Summary:
 A PLUG ON THE OUTLET SIDE OF THE FUEL PUMP CAN CRACK ON 8,055 C7 AND C9 DIESEL ENGINES THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A CR 350 (COMMON RAIL HIGH PRESSURE) PUMP. THE AFFECTED ENGINES INCLUDE 6 CYLINDER C7 (7L) AND C9 (9L) TURBOCHARGED AND AIR-TO-AIR AFTERCOOLED DIESEL ENGINES OF 190 THROUGH 425 HORSEPOWER.
Consequence:
 A CRACK IN THIS PLUG CAN RESULT IN A HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SPRAY OR LEAK WHICH, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 EACH VEHICLE MANUFACTURER WILL FILE A DEFECT REPORT AND REMEDY PLAN FOR THEIR VEHICLES WHICH INCLUDED THESE ENGINES AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT. VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED BY CATERPILLAR.

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