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Chevrolet Express 2500 Recall 08V315000

Frame Rail May Be Wider Than Specification, Potentially Causing a Fuel Leak

Recall Details

The frame rail of the vehicle may be wider than intended. If this is the case, the fuel tank may rub on the frame rail and eventually may leak. Leaking fuel presents a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and modify the frame rail if required. The GM recall number is 080205. This recall began on July 30, 2008.

Our Quick Take

The frame of the vehicle is made up of rails that are fastened together. These frame rails are manufactured to a certain length, width, and height. On some vehicles, the frame may be too wide, which will cause it to touch the fuel tank. This can cause a fuel leak.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall. Please contact your General Motors 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.

Engine, July 30, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 30, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
567
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V315000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 567 MY 2008 CHEVROLET EXPRESS AND GMC SAVANA CUTAWAY VEHICLES WITH A 139" WHEEL BASE. THE FRAME RAIL ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE MAY BE WIDER THAN SPECIFICATION.
Consequence
IF THE FRAME RAIL IS WIDER THAN SPECIFICATION, OVER TIME IT MAY CONTACT THE FUEL TANK HOUSING, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE FUEL LEAK. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE FRAME RAIL AND FUEL TANK HOUSING AND WILL REWORK THE FRAME RAIL IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-966-9463.
Notes
GM RECALL NO. 080205.CUSTOMERS 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.
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