Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

RECALL Subject: CNG Solenoid May Melt, Possibly Leading to a Fire

Report Receipt Date: MAY 15, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V225000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,791
Vehicle MakeModel / Model Year(s):
CHEVROLET EXPRESS / 2011-2013
GMC SAVANA / 2011-2013

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) and IMPCO Automotive Division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. (IMPCO) are recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Cargo vans that have a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system installed as original equipment by IMPCO.  The fuel systems, manufactured February 14, 2011, through February 20, 2013, have a fuel shut-off solenoid connector to the CNG tank that may corrode and form a short.

CONSEQUENCE:
A short at the connector may cause overheating, resulting in an increased risk of fire.

REMEDY:
GM will notify owners and GM dealers/fleets will perform the remedy which will include replacing the solenoid assemblies and fuel pump fuses and adjusting the wiring routing.  An owner notification schedule has not yet been provided.  GM's number for this recall is 13139.  Impco's number for this recall is FA13GM001.  Owner's may contact GM Fleet Action Center at 1-800-353-3867.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.