UTILIMASTER UTIL I VAN 1979: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : UTILIMASTER Model : UTIL I VAN Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1978-06-01 - 1980-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V103000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-10-08 Date Received by ODI: 1982-10-18 Date Added to Database: 1982-10-26
Manufacturers Involved: Utilimaster Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 270
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE WELDS ON THE FUEL TANK MOUNTING BRACKETS MAY FAIL. THE FUEL TANK MAY SLIP AND BEGIN LEAKING FUEL OR IT MAY SEPARATE ENTIRELY FROM THE CHASSIS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL DISCONNECT THE ANGLE MOUNTING BRACKETS AND ADD A STRAP MOUNTING TO THE GASOLINE TANK. ANY LEAKING TANKS WILL BE REPLACED AT NO CHARGE TO OWNERS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS 'UTILITY VANS'.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK, MOUNTING BRACKET.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE AND PERSONALINJURY TO PASSENGERS. A SEPARATED FUEL TANK WOULD PRESENT AN OBSTACLE TOTRAFFIC AND COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.