Affected Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Date Published
DEC 14, 2015
NHTSA TSB #
10089488
TSB Document
Summary
14423A - SPECIAL COVERAGE (REVISED PART INFORMATION). SOME 2004 MODEL YEAR BUICK RAINIER, 2003-2004 MODEL YEAR CHEVROLET SSR, 2002-2004 MODEL YEAR CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER, CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER EXT, GMC ENVOY, GMC ENVOY XL, AND OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA, AND 2004 MODEL YEAR GMC ENVOY XUV 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.