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Saturn recall 04V281000

Fuel Pipe in Engine Compartment May Leak

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Saturn Ion 2004

Engine, June 9, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

On some supercharged Ion models, the hard fuel line to the engine could crack and leak fuel. If this happens, there would be an noticeable fuel odor. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.


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.


On some supercharged Ion models, the hard fuel feed pipe to the engine could crack and leak fuel near the fuel rail. If this happens, there would be an noticeable fuel odor. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel feed pipe assembly. The recall began June 9, 2004. The GM recall number is 04053.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V281000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected: 670

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SUPERCHARGED 2.0L 4-CYLINDER (LSJ) ENGINE WERE BUILT WITH A FUEL FEED PIPE THAT COULD CRACK AND LEAK FUEL NEAR THE FUEL RAIL. IF FUEL LEAKS FROM THE FUEL FEED PIPE, THERE WOULD BE A NOTICEABLE FUEL ODOR AROUND THE VEHICLE.

Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FEED PIPE ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 9, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 04053.ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┬┐S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration