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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:21 AM

GM recalling 40,859 cars for potential fuel leaks

Source: AP-Excite

By DEE-ANN DURBIN

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. (GM) is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak.

The company is recalling Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans from the 2007 through 2009 model years and Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent SUVs and Saturn Ion sedans from the 2007 model year.

The recall affects vehicles sold or currently registered in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada or Texas. Owners in Arkansas and Oklahoma also are included in the recall of the 2009 Cobalt and G5.

The vehicles have plastic parts connected to the fuel pump which could crack. If the crack gets large enough, fuel could leak out of the vehicle and cause a fire.

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120929/DA1JHCP00.html



I have an 09 Cobalt. Today I went to Lincoln for the NU football game tonight and back home. I got 35.1 MPG on 10% ethanol gas. Marta has an 09 Equinox, but it isn't involved.

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Omaha Steve Sep 2012 OP
loli phabay Sep 2012 #1
timlot Sep 2012 #2
OakCliffDem Sep 2012 #6
diabeticman Sep 2012 #3
jmowreader Sep 2012 #4
WRH2 Sep 2012 #5

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:29 AM

1. what no one owns any of these in mississippi or louisiana, and it dosent get warm elsewhere

 

this is a wierd one. thankfully im not involved anyway but its wierd why its only some warm states.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:47 AM

2. Somehow Foxnews will find a way to blame it on the Volt.

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Response to timlot (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:47 AM

6. I can see the FAUX headline now: VOLT recalled for fuel leak

In depth reporting by Jeff Hammond and Hollie Mckay.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:09 AM

3. What's a warm weather state?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:40 AM

4. Gee...

You'd think the Evil Government would tell these morans, "quit running gasoline through plastic parts."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:06 AM

5. China made products junk

parts made in china have extremely poor grade rubber. I think they put the ingredients in the milk . I am constantly buying truck parts that last 2 years due to inferior rubber

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