Recalls: General Motors and Ford

July 18, 2002
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GM Recall General Motors is recalling 60,044 Chevrolet TrailBlazers, GMC
Envoys and Oldsmobile Bravadas of model year 2002, built between September and November
2001. On some vehicles, a fuel-filter fitting can become disconnected. If this were to
occur while attempting to start the engine, a no-start condition would result and fuel
would be pumped out onto the ground. If the fitting becomes disconnected while the vehicle
is in motion, the engine would stop due to inadequate fuel supply and cause a loss of
power-steering assist. If an ignition source were present, fuel leakage from a disconnected
fuel-filter fitting could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter
quick-connect retainers. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact Chevrolet at (800) 222-1020, GMC at (800) 462-8782, or Oldsmobile at (800)
442-6537. Ford Recall Ford Motor Company is recalling 250,283 Windstar
vans of the years 1995-96, built from January 1994 through May 1996. The vehicles were
built at the Oakville Assembly Plant and sold, or currently registered, in the states of
Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. During assembly, some brake
lines were installed in a twisted position, causing contact with the dash panel insulator
above the catalytic converter. This contact could abrade away the brake line corrosion
protection; consequently, salt or water absorbed in the dash-panel insulator could promote
corrosion. This corrosion could ultimately lead to a leak in the brake line. Leaking brake
fluid will result in brakelight activation. Extended stopping distance could also result,
increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the brake line for corrosion and
clearance conditions. A brake line that is not corroded will be repositioned. A brake line
that is corroded or leaking will be replaced with a nylon-coated brake line and secured
using three retaining clips to assure clearance from the insulator. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification began May 10, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free
remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. NHTSA Recall No.
02V101/Ford Recall No. 02S36.

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