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SafetyAlerts
April 30, 2002

Auto Meter Has Recalled Fuel Pressure Gauge and Sending Units

(SafetyAlerts) -  Auto Meter Has Recalled Fuel Pressure Gauge and Sending Units because in the presence of an ignition source, the vehicle could catch fire.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6247

Manufactured: 10/1999 - 03/2002

Defect Summary:
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AUTO METER FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE AND SENDING UNITS, COMMONLY KNOW AS THE "SHORT-SWEEP" GAUGES, PART NOS. 2659, 3309, 3509, 4309, 4409, AND 5709, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 1, 1999, AND MARCH 31, 2002. DUE TO A PREMATURE FAILURE, THESE UNITS MAY LEAK FUEL.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, THE VEHICLE COULD CATCH FIRE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Summary:
AUTO METER PRODUCTS WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS TO REMOVE THE SENDING UNITS IMMEDIATELY. CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE REPLACEMENT PARTS FREE OF CHARGE WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AUTO METER PRODUCTS AT 815-895-8141.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E025000
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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 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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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