NHTSA To Investigate GM SUVs for Fuel...

NHTSA To Investigate GM SUVs for Fuel Leak Issue

There are 6 comments on the Edmunds.com News story from Mar 21, 2007, titled NHTSA To Investigate GM SUVs for Fuel Leak Issue. In it, Edmunds.com News reports that:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that it is investigating General Motors' GMC Envoy and Chevrolet TrailBlazer for corrosion problems that can lead to fuel leaks.

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Stockholm, Sweden

#1 Apr 1, 2007
Nice =) make them replace all parts

Omaha, NE

#2 May 21, 2007
I have a 2002 trailblazer EXT & have had to replace my fuel tank twice due to a "crack in the neck of the tank". The first time was 2/2003 and now just last week. Obviously the vehicle is no longer under warranty. Any suggestions for getting GM to reimburse? I have been working with the customer assistance folks, but have no answers yet.

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 20, 2007
I just received a letter today stating:
As the owner of a 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, your satisfaction with our product is very important to us.

This letter is intended to make you aware that some 2003 model year chevrolet trailblazer ext vehicles may have a condition where the service engine soon (ses) light may illuminate, which may be accompanied with a fuel odor, and/or a few drops of fuel may fall on the ground when refueling the vehicle. This may be caused by a fracture of a weld on the fuel tank inlet check valce (ICV). The fuel tank ICV is located above the full fuel level. A fracture in this area may allow fuel vapors to pass over the fracture during refueling.

The letter is too long to write, but if you do not receive the letter, I would call your local chevrolet service center and speak to someone,, this is NOT a recall! So don't ask if there is a recall, this is a service they are providing for vehicles with under 150,000 miles.

Hope this helps!

Schenectady, NY

#4 Dec 19, 2007
I have 2003 trailblazer that developed a fuel leak. The fuel pump module corroded and was leaking. $900 repair, GM offered no assistance after numerous calls. There is an ongoing NHTSA investigation # EA07009 relating to this failure. I get the feeling that GM has circled the wagons on this one until the investigation is complete.


#5 Mar 21, 2008
Well, add me to the list! replaced the gas tank a few weeks ago because of the check engine light lighting on & off since we bought the car. They finally found the problem [the bad seam] and the gas tank was replaced under the extended warranty. But, when we got it back we noticed a strong gas odor. Brought it back and it appears that the badly corroded fuel module rust was dislodged when they placed it back in the new tank causing the leak. What's up with NHTSA #EA07009?! The warranty wouldn't cover the $900 as it was corroded and leaking and the gas module was still operable. Looks like the recall is overdue

United States

#6 Mar 24, 2008
according to number 07099 Special Coverage Fuel Tank Inlet Check Valve
They are supposed to replace the Fuel tank, Fuel pump and check valve when the do this work. Call GM and get your money back.

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