Wednesday, October 9, 2013

GM recalls 1,658 Sonic small car for fuel tank problem

DETROIT, Oct 7 Reuters)-General Motors co is 1.658 Chevrolet Sonic recalled cars, since potentially faulty strap the tank separate welds from the car could cause.

The recall of 2013 and 2014 model year cars concerned - 1,558 cars in the United States and 100 in Canada, are the many, GM said most of them still on dealers. The number 1 of the U.S. automakers said that it knows no accidents, fires or injuries related to the issue.

If the strap holder separately, the fuel tank on the exhaust pipe or the plastic would tank shield, potentially leading to a rattling or scraping noise of GM said to rest. If the plate and fuel filler neck did not support the tank, he could separate from the car GM said.

If the fuel tank was punctured, and it was a source of ignition, a fire could occur, said GM, which discovered the theme on their Orion, Michigan assembly plant.

The inspection of the mounting straps and any necessary repairs will be free, said GM.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is not on his site reminds automaker due to contribution presented to the closure of the Government.

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