Affected Component: EQUIPMENT

Date Published
NOV 02, 2015
NHTSA TSB #
10089561
TSB Document
Summary
14423 - SPECIAL COVERAGE. SOME VEHICLES CONTAIN A FUEL TANK INLET CHECK VALVE (ICV) THAT COULD FRACTURE. THE ICV IS LOCATED ABOVE THE FULL FUEL LEVEL. A FRACTURED ICV COULD ALLOW FUEL VAPORS TO PASS THROUGH AND DROPLETS OF FUEL TO ACCUMULATE ON THE SIDE OF THE FUEL TANK AS IT PASSES OVER THE FRACTURE DURING REFUELING. IF THE ICV FRACTURES, THE VEHICLE’S SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE, AND THE OWNER MAY NOTICE A FUEL ODOR AND/OR A FEW DROPS OF FUEL ON THE GROUND WHEN REFUELING THE VEHICLE. DEALERS ARE TO REPLACE THE FUEL TANK.