2014 Chevrolet SONIC Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly M Recall

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2014 Chevrolet SONIC Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly M Recall

 NHTSA Recall #98645
NHTSA Compaign #13V464000
MFG Compaign #13296
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 SupplierCHEVROLET
 BrandCHEVROLET
 ModelSONIC
 Model Year2014
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:M
 Date of notification07/11/13
 Begin date of manufacuring12/08/13
 End date of manufacturing12/08/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received26/09/13
 Report created22/10/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units1558
 Defect summaryGeneral motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 chevrolet sonic vehicles manufactured august 2, 2013, through august 12, 2013. Due to insufficient welds, the front fuel tank strap bracket may separate from the vehicle.
 Consequence summaryIf the front fuel tank strap bracket separates, the increased load may lead to the failure of the other tank support. As a result, the fuel tank may come loose from the vehicle causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front fuel tank strap bracket, and repair it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on november 7, 2013. Owners may contact gm at 1-800-521-7300. Gm's recall campaign number is 13296.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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