AM GENERAL FJ8C 1984: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : AM GENERAL Model : FJ8C Year : 1984
Build Dates : 1984-01-01 - 1984-04-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V087000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 1984-08-01 Date Added to Database: 1984-09-12
Manufacturers Involved: AM GENERAL LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 497
Summary:
      WHEN TESTED ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY". RUPTURES IN THE FUEL SYSTEM OCCURRED IN A 30 MPH FRONTAL COLLISION, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK. THE HARDWARE USED TO ATTACH THE BODY TO THE CHASSIS FAILED IN THE TEST. MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE"S BODY DURING THE COLLISION RESULTED IN RUPTURES IN FUEL SYSTEM.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      ADDITIONAL HARDWARE WILL BE INSTALLED TO TIE THE REAR BODY TO THE REAR BUMPER, A SPACER WILL BE PLACED IN FRONT OF THE FUEL TANK, AND THE FUEL LINES WILL BE REROUTED TO PREVENT SHEARING. WORK WILL BE COMPLETED WITHOUT CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS, ONE HALF TON DELIVERY VANS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; ATTACHING HARDWARE BODY MOUNTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE DURING OR AFTER A CRASH MAY CAUSE A FIREOR EXPLOSION TO OCCUR, WITH RESULTING PERSONAL INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.