CNG Fuel Systems Flawed, May Cause Fire
General Motors (GM) and IMPCO Automotive Division are recalling2011-2013 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- 20, 2013, have a fuel shut-off solenoid connector to the CNG tank that may corrode and form a short, causing overheating and resulting in increased risk of fire.
GM will notify owners of affected vehicles, with the repairs being done by GM dealers or IMPCO staff. The remedy to the problem includes replacing the solenoid assemblies, 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 (800) 353-3867.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline: www.safercar.gov; (888) 327-4236