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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.

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I just got the same letter in the mail today. I may have mine in to be inspected.

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I just got the same letter in the mail today. I may have mine in to be inspected.
You must have had a problem with GM before lol...mine was allover the key stuck in ignition switch. That was when it was a TSB and not a recall at the time. I called and complained like any other customer, I just simply told them that this would be the last gm product I would purchase, that scare tactic worked and got a refund within a week

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Hhmm might have to see about this might be why my MPG is so low only driving highway thanks for the info bro

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Hhmm might have to see about this might be why my MPG is so low only driving highway thanks for the info bro
no problem man.

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Just got my letter today but I don't appear to have any issues yet



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I got that letter also, my fuel pump was cracked so I got it repaired under the special coverage for free...letter actually came at a perfect time because I just noticed a strong fuel smell coming from my car like a month earlier
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Ill have to take a look at that! my cobalt has a gasy smell after driving it.


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Moving this to Recalls & Service Bulletins.. Can anyone find this online so I can put the official thing up for people to see?

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