Improperly Labeled Fuel Tank Prompts Auto Recall from GM

Improperly Labeled Fuel Tank Prompts Auto Recall from GM
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November 10, 2015

General Motors is issuing a recall for vehicles without proper labeling.

The automaker is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Sierra HD vehicles, and model year 2013 GMC Savana compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the text of the CNG fuel-only label is smaller than the required size, and as a result, may be less noticeable.

Text that does not conform to the required labeling size could inhibit fuel tank inspection practices and safe refueling, increasing the risk of a fire.

These vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 303 "Fuel System Integrity of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles."

General Motors is including about 1,800 vehicles in this recall.

GM will notify owners and will send them a replacement label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Chevrolet customer service (800) 222-1020 or GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782.