GM has announced that they will be recalling over 40,000 vehicles sold in warm weather states because these vehicles have plastic parts connected to the fuel pump which could crack and leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
GM says there have been no reports of fires or injuries related to the defect. The company began investigating the issue in 2011 after a dealer reported fuel leaks from some vehicles. Warranty data indicates that the problem is more common in vehicles registered in warm weather states. The vehicles affected by this problem include:
- 2007 Chevrolet Equinox in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas
- 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas
- 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in Arizona
- 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas
- 2007 Pontiac Torrent in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas
- 2007 Pontiac G5 in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas
- 2008 Pontiac G5 in Arizona
- 2009 Pontiac G5 in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas
- 2007 Saturn ION in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas
Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Volkswagen has announced a recall involving certain 2012 Passat vehicles built between January 2011 through to June 2011. According to the recall report submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), certain vehicles may have been built with a diesel fuel filter element that does not seal correctly. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to an engine fire. Owner will be notified of the problem starting in May, and dealers will replace the element with a serviceable one. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
Nissan is recalling certain Nissan and Infiniti vehicles for a fuel pressure sensor that may not have been tightened to the correct manufacturers specifications. The sensor may loosen as a result of heat and vibration, causing fuel to leak and increasing the risk of fire. Nissan will inspect and replace the the fuel pressure sensor as necessary. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 615-725-1000 for more information. The vehicles involved in this recall include:
Honda is recalling certain 2012 Honda Pilot and 2012 Acura MDX vehicles for fuel leaks that could increase the risk of fire. According to the recall report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vent shut float (VSF) valve case in the fuel tank was not manufactured to the proper specification. Honda will inspect the VSF assembly date and will replace the fuel tank assembly accordingly. The recall is expected to affect almost 9,000 vehicles. Owners wanting more information on the recall can contact Honda customer services at 1-800-999-1009.