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Recall 18V304000

Vehicles Leak Gasoline Following Rear Impact Or Rollover Crash

Recall Details

A fuel leak may develop if the vehicle is involved in a rear impact collision or a collision that results in a roll over. Dealers will install a lock-ring on the fuel tank that will shield the fuel tank vapor pressure sensor from damage in a rear impact crash free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle may develop a fuel leak if involved in a rear impact collision, or a collision that involves a rollover of the vehicle. This creates a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 18159.

Exhaust & Emissions, May 10, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 10, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
111,966
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V304000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Chevrolet Cruze LS vehicles, equipped with a gasoline engine and a tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire. The vehicles may leak gasoline following a rear-impact crash and a rollover. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
Consequence
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a lock-ring on the fuel tank that will shield the fuel tank vapor pressure sensor from damage in a rear-impact crash, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 18159.
Notify
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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