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June 2, 2000

1996-1997 Hyundai Elantra and 1997  Hyundai Tiburon Automobiles Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1996-1997 Hyundai Elantra and 1997  Hyundai Tiburon automobiles because the evaporative emission control systems of these vehicles can apply excessive vacuum to the fuel tanks during the canister purge cycle.

According to NHTSA,  if excessive vacuum is applied, minor fuel tank distortion can result. A small crack could develop on the upper fuel tank surface, which could allow fuel to escape. The "Check Engine" light would then illuminate and, in some cases, the vehicle driver may notice a gasoline odor. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

84,020 of these vehicles, manufactured between September, 1995 through August, 1997 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will pressure check the vehicle's fuel tank to determine if it has cracked. If the fuel tank has cracked, it will be replaced. Additionally, dealers will also confirm that the new fuel filler cap has been installed, and will install the new fuel filler cap if necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during April 2000.

Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V095/Hyundai Recall No. 037]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 2, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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