Heads up if you own a 2010 Chevy Express or GMC Savannah van built between February and March of 2010: GM has determined that faulty alternators may, under the right conditions, start a vehicle fire. GM has issued a “stop build” order and has halted sales until a remedy can be found.
Chevy Express 2500 and 3500 vans effected will have VINs between A1129327 and A1142523; GMC Savannah 2500 and 3500 vans impacted will have VINs ranging from A1128784 to A1901915. Owners are advised to stop driving the vehicles, park them away from buildings and other vehicles, and disconnect the negative and positive battery cables.
The alternators were manufactured by AC Delco, and also distributed as repair parts. If you’ve recently had an alternator replaced on a 2005 to 2010 GM or Chevy van, or any other 2005 to 2009 GM or Chevy truck or SUV, you may want to get in touch with the shop that did the work. Alternators involved in the recall are part numbers 15200110, 15288861, 15263859 and 15847291.