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Jun 21 2013

GMC Has Fire Issues With Savana Cargo And Chey Express

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability
Products manufactured according to substandard standards may inadvertently cause extensive injury or death to its owner, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .

GMC Savana Cargo

General Motors LLC (GM) and IMPCO Automotive Division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. (IMPCO) are recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Cargo vans that have a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system installed as original equipment by IMPCO. IMPCO Automotive designs, manufacturers and supplies alternative fuel systems to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket installers which allow fleet and vehicle owners to enjoy the many benefits of clean burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG / Propane). These ‘green’ fuels provide significant fuel savings, produce fewer emissions and are an integral part of reducing our dependence on foreign oil. The fuel systems, manufactured February 14, 2011, through February 20, 2013, have a fuel shut-off solenoid connector to the CNG tank that may corrode and form a short. When a short occurs at the connector there is a high probability it may cause overheating, resulting in an increased risk of fire. GM will notify owners and GM dealers/fleets will perform the remedy which will include replacing the solenoid assemblies and fuel pump fuses and adjusting the wiring routing. An owner notification schedule has not yet been provided. GM’s number for this recall is 13139. Impco’s number for this recall is FA13GM001. Owner’s may contact GM Fleet Action Center at 1-800-353-3867. About Belt & Bruner, P.C.