Fuel Tank May Separate from the Vehicle
Body, Interior & Misc., April 10, 2009
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Our Quick Take:
A condition with the fuel tank mounting strap may cause the fuel tank to separate from the vehicle. This could increase the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. Please contact your GM dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The front fuel tank support strap may fracture. It it does, the fuel tank would only supported by the rear support strap and the stone shield. Continued driving would eventually fracture the rear support strap and shield fasteners. The fuel tank separating from the vehicle could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install an updated fuel tank support strap. The recall began April 10, 2009. The General Motors recall number is 09048.
Mfr's Report Date:
April 10, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1,738 MY 2009 HUMMER H3T VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE FUEL TANK FRONT SUPPORT STRAP MAY FRACTURE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FUEL TANK WOULD BE SUPPORTED BY THE REAR SUPPORT STRAP AND STONE SHIELD ONLY. CONTINUED USE OF THE VEHICLE MAY EVENTUALLY FRACTURE THE REAR SUPPORT STRAP AND SHIELD FASTENERS.
THE FUEL TANK COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DESIGN FUEL TANK FRONT SUPPORT STRAP FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 10, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HUMMER AT 800-732-5493, OR THE GM OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
GENERAL MOTORS 09048. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration