GM recalls nearly 41,000 vehicles due to fuel pump leak risk

Consumer Reports News: October 01, 2012 12:38 PM

General Motors has announced a recall of several vehicle models in seven warm-weather states over concerns that certain fuel-system plastic parts may break and cause a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The recall affects the following GM cars and sport-utility vehicles models sold in states such as Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Texas:

According to NHTSA, the plastic parts in those vehicles' fuel pumps may crack and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of an engine fire. The safety agency says affected owners will be notified about this recall, and the faulty fuel pumps will be replaced for free.

Owners can call General Motors' toll-free customer care line (800-521-7300) for more information.

Sources:
Recall: 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt / Pontiac G5; 2007 Chevrolet Equinox / Pontiac Torrent / Saturn Ion - Fuel Pump   Campaign ID #: 12V459000 [NHTSA]
GM recalling 40,859 cars for potential fuel leaks [Fox News]
GM recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles over fuel-leak risk [Los Angeles Times]

Paul Eng

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