Corrosion is the culprit in this latest recall from General Motors.
Vehicles involved in the recall include model year 2003 – 2004 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-sized vans. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vans’ fuel-filler pipes may become corroded by water and other contaminants. Such corrosion could result in a fuel leak and a potential fire hazard.
Approximately 9,389 vehicles may be affected by the issue. Only Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans with left-sided cargo doors are part of the recall. Also, only Express and Savana vans from the following states are affected: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
General Motors will be contacting Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana owners about the recall though it has not yet released a timetable. Chevy Express owners wanting information now can call (866) 694-6546 and reference GM campaign number 12166. GMC Savana owners use the number (866) 996-9463. Express and Savana owners can also contact the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236 and reference campaign ID 12V388000 for information as well. Neither GM or the NHTSA have reported accidents, injuries, or fatalities directly attributed to this issue.