Canadian Tire and Remy Power Products are voluntarily recalling alternators that fit certain models of 1999-2005 Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Hummer, and Saab trucks, vans, and SUVs.
Information indicates that fewer than 200 units were sold and there have been no reported incidents to date in the automotive aftermarket in connection with this product.
The affected alternator model numbers are 019-4748-6, 019-4749-4, and 019-8204-6. It has been reported that, once installed, these alternators may experience electrical surges even when vehicles are turned off, posing a potential risk of fire and other damage. The alternators were sold under the Champion and Hitachi brands by Canadian Tire and PartSource stores between December 28, 2009 and April 9, 2010.
Customers should contact Remy’s customer service toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-372-2088, to obtain information on how to identify the alternator, determine if replacement is required, and if necessary, arrange for replacement at no cost.