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Suzuki XL-7 Recall 12V597000

Potential Fuel Leak

Engine, December 20, 2012

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Our Quick Take:

XL-7 models originally sold or currently registered in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Tesas can develop a fuel leak from the fuel tank area.

What Should You Do?

As of this writing, Suzuki has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. If you are experiencing a fuel smell and/or leak, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Suzuki recall number is NZ.

Summary:

One of the fuel line connections at the fuel pump module can crack, and if this were to occur, a fuel leak would develop from the fuel tank area. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Because of this, Xl-7 models first sold or currently registered in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas are being recalled. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 20, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V597000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,830

Summary: American Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2007 XL-7 vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas; and manufactured June 13, 2006, through December 22, 2006. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module may crack, which could cause a fuel leak.

Consequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Remedy: American Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact American Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040.

Notes: Suzuki's campaign recall number is NZ. 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.

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