GMC C SERIES (MEDIUM) 2001: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

Make : GMC Model : C SERIES (MEDIUM) Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-12-01 - 2001-03-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V080000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-05-21 Date Received by ODI: 2001-03-09 Date Added to Database: 2001-03-21
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01019
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 187
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM DUTY C SERIES VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN IMPCO LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS "LPG" CONVERSION KIT. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ENGINE COULD BACKFIRE AND FRACTURE THE PLASTIC INLET ELBOW WITHIN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Consequence:
      IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, AND THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE WERE OPEN, PLASTIC FRAGMENTS FROM THE ELBOW COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PEOPLE IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WILL STOP RUNNING DUE TO INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A TEMPORARY INLET ELBOW THAT IS REINFORCED WITH A FIBERGLASS WRAP. THE INSTALLATION OF THIS TEMPORARY ELBOW WILL ELIMINATE THE SAFETY CONDITION. FOR THE PERMANENT REPAIR, DEALERS WILL INSTALL ALUMINUM INLET ELBOWS. A PRELIMINARY OWNER NOTIFICATION WAS MAILED TO CONSUMERS DURING MAY 2001. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 21, 2001. A SEPARATE OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE MAILED WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE PERMANENT REPAIR. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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