The Problem: General Motors is recalling some 2003 and 2004 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles for issues with the fuel filler pipe. In Express/Savana models with a left-side cargo door and driven/purchased in states with lots of corrosive road contaminates (like road salt in snowy states), the contaminates can get stuck in the fuel filler pipe’s protective sheath, and corrode through both the sheath and the pipe. If this happens, the vehicle could throw a check engine light, or leak fuel. If the latter happens, there’s a risk of fire.
The Fix: Chevrolet/GMC dealers will install a new fuel filler neck. GM has already sent letters to the owners of the affected vehicles notifying them of the issue, and will follow-up with both dealers and owners when the recall begins early in October. The repairs will be free of charge. Owners can also call Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463 for more information.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 9389 Express and Savanas. The recalled models only include those vans with a left side cargo door and originally sold or registered in the Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont), Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, the District of Columbia), the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin). Vans originally sold or registered elsewhere, or without the cargo door, are not affected or recalled.
Thanks to: Motor Trend