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Recall 18V769000

Fuel Tank Cracks And Leaks

Recall Details

The fresh air line to the carbon canister can become contaminated with dust, resulting in negative pressure building within the fuel tank. This can cause the tank to crack and leak fuel. The manufacturer will develop a remedy and notify dealers of a repair procedure to repair the vehicles free of charge. This remedy is not yet available as of the time of this writing.

Our Quick Take

The fuel tank of the vehicle could crack and leak fuel due to a ventilation concern with the fresh air line to the carbon canister. A fuel leak creates a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Suzuki must be performed by a Suzuki dealership. Suzuki will notify known owners of affected vehicles (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 Suzuki dealership repair facilities. 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.

Exhaust & Emissions, October 31, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 31, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
21,052
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V769000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi vehicles. Dust can enter the vent line that provides fresh air to the carbon canister, restricting its air flow and possibly creating excessive negative pressure in the fuel tank which may result in the fuel tank cracking.
Consequence
A cracked tank may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934.
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. NHTSA is missing critical, required information for this safety recall. This information must be supplied through the NHTSA Recalls Portal within 5 working days of confirming its accuracy: - A description of the manufacturer's program for remedying the defect or noncompliance (49 CFR 573.6 (c)(8)(i)).
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