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Recall 06V317000

Fuel Tank May Leak Due to Wall Thickness Issue

Recall Details

The fuel tank wall was too thin on some released fuel tanks. These units were all caught prior to customer delivery. Dealers replaced the affected fuel tanks. The Hyundai recall number is 077.  This recall began on August 17, 2006.

Our Quick Take

The fuel tank on unsold vehicles may have a thickness issue in one of its walls. This could cause a fuel leak, which is a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

All vehicles were serviced prior to sale. Please contact your Hyundai 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, August 17, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 17, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
139
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V317000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WALL THICKNESS OF THE RIGHT FORWARD BAFFLE OF THE FUEL TANK MAY BE BELOW SPECIFICATIONS.
Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANKS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM. ALL VEHICLES ARE EITHER STILL AT THE MANUFACTURING PLANT OR IN DEALERSHIPS. NO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN SOLD TO CONSUMERS.
Notify
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 077.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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