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
[NHTSA Recall No. 01E056].
Regarding Auto Recalls
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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