Fuel Leaks Lead to GM Recall in Southern States

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By: Irvin Jackson | Published: October 2nd, 2012

General Motors is recalling more than 40,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles sold and used in southern states, due to problems with their fuel pumps that could lead to fires.  

The General Motors recall (PDF) was announced late last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), after officials determined that the fuel pumps could crack.

The problems may impact 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles and Pontiac G5 vehicles, and model year 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Ion vehicles sold or currently registered in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas.

According to the NHTSA, the affected vehicles have a condition that could result in the plastic supply or return port of the fuel pump modules cracking. This can cause a fuel leak and potentially result in a fire. Although there have been no reports of actual vehicle fires linked to the defective fuel pumps, GM launched an investigation in 2011 after fuel leaks were spotted by dealership employees.

An estimated 40,859 vehicles are affected by the recall, and GM is expected to notify affected owners that they will be able to go to their dealer and have the fuel pump module replaced free of charge.

GM has not released a schedule of notification to indicate when consumers will be able to begin taking their vehicles in for repairs. Consumers with questions can contact General Motors by calling (800) 521-7300.

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There Are 2 Comments So Far • (Add Your Comments)

  1. My 98 lumina has a ton of recalls and problems never in my life have I been so let down by a Chevy it would be in my best interest to probably burn it there’s no way I can afford to fix this PLZ PLZ PLZ DON’T GET THE LUMINA LTZ 3.8LITER ITS a mess and the 37service bullatins don’t even cover all the problems I’m experiencing Chevy I’m really dissapointed in this car and don’t know if I will own another Chevy I’m really very sick to my stomach

  2. Catrina, your comments are silly. I hate my Chevrolet, but I have had even more problematic vehicles from Honda, Ford, and Nissan. I might buy another chevrolet sometime, but I will never buy another of this car.

    My local chevrolet dealer is operated by idiots and i will never go back because they cant fix anything so it lasts. Now i take my car to the gmc dealer down the road. When they fix something, its fixed and the car doesnt have to go back.

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