Chevrolet Express 3500 Recall 13V225000
Corrosion at Fuel Shut Off Solenoid
Drive Train, May 15, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
Certain vans equipped with a compressed natural gas (CNG) option installed by IMPCO Technologies are being recalled because of an increased fire risk.
What Should You Do?
As of May 2013 a notification schedule has not yet been released for this recall. If you believe your vehicle should be included in this recall, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 13139. The IMPCO recall number is FA13GM001.
IMPCO Technologies installed a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system as original equipment on certain 2011-2013 full size GM vans. These vans are being recalled because the electrical connector on the fuel shut off solenoid can corrode, causing the connector to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. Both dealers and fleet operators will be performing the necessary updates to correct this concern. The corrections include: replacing the fuel shut off solenoid, fuel pump fuse, and adjusting the wiring routing.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2011, 2012, 2013
Manufacturer's Report Date: May 15, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V225000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,791
Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) and IMPCO Automotive Division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. (IMPCO) are recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Cargo vans that have a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system installed as original equipment by IMPCO. The fuel systems, manufactured February 14, 2011, through February 20, 2013, have a fuel shut-off solenoid connector to the CNG tank that may corrode and form a short.
Consequence: A short at the connector may cause overheating, resulting in an increased risk of fire.
Remedy: GM will notify owners and GM dealers/fleets will perform the remedy which will include replacing the solenoid assemblies and fuel pump fuses and adjusting the wiring routing. An owner notification schedule has not yet been provided. GM's number for this recall is 13139. Impco's number for this recall is FA13GM001. Owner's may contact GM Fleet Action Center at 1-800-353-3867.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration