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January 16, 2002

Purolator Products Has Recalled Fuel Filters

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting Purolator Products, Inc. Purolator Fuel Filter, Purolator Pro-Fuel Fuel Filter, NAPA Fuel Filter .

Potential Number of Units Affected: 45,314

Dates of Manufacture: June - September 2001

Defect: The polymer used for the housing in the suspect fuel filters may not be compatible with xylene, toulene, MEK, ethanol and other chemicals sometimes found in fuel systems. Prolonged exposure to such chemicals can result in degradation of the polymer that, in turn, weakens the filter housing. The filter housing may leak, possibly resulting in a vehicle fire. The fuel filters were shipped by ArvinMeritor and are identified by Purolator Part Numbers 804, 805, and 806, and NAPA Part Nos., 624804, 624805, and 624806 with an eight-character date code that begins with any of the following combinations: SO6M14, SO6M15, SO6M18, SO6M19, SO6M20, SO6M21, SO6M22, SO6M25, SO6M26, SO6M27, SO6M28, SO6M29, SO6M30, SO7M02, SO7M03, SO7M05, SO7M06, SO7M07, SO7M09, SO7M10, SO7M11, SO7M12, SO7M13, SO7M16, SO7M17, SO7M18, SO7M19, SO7M20, SO7M21, SO7M23, SO7M24, SO7M25, SO7M26, SO7M27, SO7M30, SO7M31, SO8M01, SO8M02, SO8M06, SO8M07, SO8M08, SO8M09, SO8M10, SO8M13, SO8M14, SO8M15, SO8M16, SO8M17, SO8M20, SO8M21, SO8M22, SO8M23, SO8M27, SO8M28, SO8M29, SO8M30, SO9M04, SO9M05, SO9M06, SO9M07, SO9M08, SO9M09, SO9M10, SO9M11, SO9M12, SO9M13, SO9M17, SO9M18, SO9M19.

Remedy: ArvinMeritor will notify its customers to return the filters for a replacement filter. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 7, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free replacement filter within a reasonable time should contact ArvinMeritor LVA Customer Service at 1-800-637-0580.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01E056].

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!

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