Skip to comments.GM Recalling 40,859 Cars for Potential Fuel Leaks
Posted on 09/30/2012 6:57:58 AM PDT by Perdogg
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak.
The company is recalling Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans from the 2007 through 2009 model years and Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent SUVs and Saturn Ion sedans from the 2007 model year.
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I had to pay for this repair within the past 60 days. I did not have the repair done at a dealer. Am I SOL?
By law, you are not SOL.
If I pay for needed repairs before a recall is ordered, am I entitled to reimbursement?
Yes, under certain conditions. Manufacturers are required to provide reimbursement for certain costs incurred by owners to remedy safety defect conditions prior to a recall. Vehicle manufacturers are required to reimburse owners for costs incurred to remedy a defect based on either (1) the date NHTSA opens its Engineering Analysis, or (2) one year prior to the manufacturers notification of a defect to NHTSA, whichever is earlier. The closing date of eligibility for reimbursement of repair of a motor vehicle is 10 days after the manufacturer mails the last of the owner notices informing owners of a safety defect recall and cost-free remedy. For replacement of equipment, the closing date is either the same as for motor vehicles or 30 days after the manufacturers closing of its efforts to provide public notice of the existence of a defect, whichever is later. Documentation of the costs is required for reimbursement. While the current reimbursement policy is a relatively new requirement, manufacturers have in the past often voluntarily agreed to absorb such costs, provided customers could prove the pre-recall repairs remedied the defect in question.
Why would racing fuel ever have ethanol in it? I can't imagine VP2 and others having it.
My experience in Grand-Am and SCCA http://www.racegas.com/fuel/8
Ethanol was not a Obama idea.
That worthless pond scum EPA that Nixon caved to are the ones to blame.
EPA has to go! Let the States do there work.
I’m not familiar with Sunoco 260 GTX, if it is the one with alcohol in it, as that brand is not distributed around here. Straight ethanol and methanol have always been around but it was news to me that VP100 (with blended ethanol) is used as a spec fuel. Glad we aren’t progressive enough in this area to have arrived at that foolishness.
Ethanol has higher octane. E85 makes for some cheap fuel for drag racing if you can tune to use it.
I have some knowledge about alky carbs in karting and hillclimb motorcycles. But this is a different world from the blend stuff.