1993 GMC SIERRA Fuel System, Other Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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1993 GMC SIERRA Fuel System, Other Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #19204
NHTSA Compaign #94V044001
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerGENERAL MOTORS CORP.
 SupplierGMC
 BrandGMC
 ModelSIERRA
 Model Year1993
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification30/03/94
 Begin date of manufacuring01/10/91
 End date of manufacturing01/01/93
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received05/04/94
 Report created13/04/94
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units2595
 Defect summaryVehicles altered by pas, inc. Have compressed natural gas fuel tanks that can develop stress corrosion, which crack the e-glass wrapping. This stress corrosion cracking can lead to tank ruptures.
 Consequence summaryIf the tank ruptures, personal injury to individuals in or near the vehicle may occur.
 Corrective actionGm is offering to exchange these vehicles with a comparably equipped 1994 gasoline 1/2 or 3/4 ton gm pickup. If the owner chooses not to exchange the natural gas vehicle, gm will repurchase the vehicle.
 Recall notesSystem: fuel; cng; tanks. Vehicle description: light, 2 wheel drive pickup trucks equipped to run on compressed natural gas. Warning: all trucks should be removed from service and the engine run until the gas gauge reads below one-quarter tank. No inspection should be undertaken. Contact general motors at the telephone number below for more detailed information. Note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided within a reasonable time and free of charge or the remedy does not correct the defect or noncompliance, please contact general motors consolidated fleet service operations (chevrolet) at1-800-334-7000, or contact gmc truck at 1-800-462-7000. Also, contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

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