1996 GEO TRACKER Recall - Recall ID 35078

1996 GEO TRACKER Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V121001 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GEO 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: TRACKER 
Model Year: 1996 
Mfg Campaign Number:  
Mfg Component Desc: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 
Manufacture Dates: 08-01-95 through 06-01-96 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 18,121 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 07-01-96 
Recall Initiated By: OVSC 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC 
Report Recieved Date: 07-01-96 
Record Creation Date: 07-08-96 
Regulation Part Number: 571 
FMVSS Number: 301 
Defect Summary: THE FUEL TANK ON THESE VEHICLES CAN BECOME PUNCTURED BY A FUEL TANK FLANGE ATTACHMENT REINFORCEMENT DURING REAR-END COLLISIONS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL TANK INTEGRITY." 
Consequence Summary: CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WAS PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE RESULTING FROM THIS PUNCTURE COULD RESULT IN A POST-CRASH FIRE. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL TWO NEW SHIELD GUSSETS BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK AND ATTACHMENT BRACKETS TO PREVENT THE REINFORCEMENT FROM PUNCTURING THE FUEL TANK WALL. 
Notes: SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY; FMVSS NO. 301. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES, 4-DOOR MODELS ONLY.OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 1996. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GEO/CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393. 
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1996 GEO TRACKER Recall - Recall ID 35078 for GEO TRACKER FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

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