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If the telltales are ignored and the affected vehicle continues to be driven, heat could build up and a fire could result.

Electrical System — Battery

Vehicle description: Electric passenger vehicles and pickup trucks containing a nickel metal hydride (nimh) battery pack. These vehicles contain software within the battery pack module intended to disable the vehicle from being driven if the electrical resistance with the battery pack exceeds a prescribed value. Affected vehicles will illuminate the "service now" and "reduced performance" telltales and continue to function in a reduced performance model instead of being disabled.
Dealers will install revised software in the battery pack module.
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Date Announced
NOV 13, 2000
Vehicles Affected
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