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Saturn Ion recall 04V003000

Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Filter
Engine, December 30, 2003

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Vehicles equipped with 2.2L 4-cylinder engine could develop a fuel leak from the fuel filter.


General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December, 30 2003. If you are experiencing a fuel leak and/or smell, 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) when you call.


A fuel leak may develop on vehicles equipped with a 2.2L 4-cylinder engine. Premature corrosion of the exterior of the filter could lead to a hole, resulting in a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the inline fuel filter to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 03068.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003, 2004

Mfr's Report Date:
December 30, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V003000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 127285

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L 4-CYLINDER (L61) ENGINES WERE BUILT WITH A FUEL FILTER THAT COULD CORRODE PREMATURELY ON THE EXTERIOR SURFACE.

Consequence: IF CORROSION ON THE EXTERIOR SURFACE OF THE FUEL FILTER PROGRESSES TO THE POINT OF CREATING A HOLE IN THE SHELL, FUEL DROPLETS COULD FORM AND DROP TO THE GROUND. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE IS PRESENT, A FIRE COULD RESULT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 30, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 03068.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┬┐S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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