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Saturn Ion Recall 04V003000

Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Filter

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Engine, December 30, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 30, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
127,285
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V003000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

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).
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