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January 4, 2000

2000 Chevrolet Malibu's Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 2000 Chevrolet Malibu's, manufactured between April - September 1999, because these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 301, "Fuel System Integrity."

The fuel fill fitting is not properly secured to the fuel tank and could leak an excessive amount of fuel. Fuel leaks may occur, particularly after refueling or when the tank is more than half full. If an ignition source were present, a fire could occur.

Approximately 43,200 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace it if necessary. Owner notification began Nov. 18, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V302/GM Recall No. 99075]

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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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