New Recall Issued (Mar 2013)
Dont know if anyone got a letter from GM HQ in the past week or so, but they announced another silent recall pertaining to the fuel pump having a leak. I got mine 28 March 2013. It pertains to a noticeable fuel odor while vehicle is being driven or after parked. CEL may illuminate on cluster. If crack is large enough, may make a small puddle and vehicle performance may be affected.
There are 2 ways their dealing with this situation according to the letter. 1 way is a safety recall in certain states with altitude and elevated temperatures are effected. 2 is special coverage in the remaining states to where the vehicle will be inspected, diagnosed, and repaired at no cost to the owner.
On the letter, there should be in bold that Your vehicle is covered by this special coverage. There should be an attached form on page 2 and should be titled General Motors Product Field Action Customer Reimbursement Request Form. Fill it out and submit to dealer in order for reimbursement to occur, but most Chevrolet dealerships will waive your fee.
I hope this helps to some who are experiencing an issue with the fuel pump.
2009 Cobalt LS XFE U74
Mods: K&N Typhoon Intake, Option Cat-Back Exhaust, Cosmo Short shifter, Maxxim Ahead 17X7's, MPx shorty antenna, FE5 Strut/shocks, Tein S Techs, Moog endlinks, Moog spring seaters, ZZP shorty header, LSJ downpipe, LNF front grille