April 29, 2003
Toyota Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Celica
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Toyota Celica Year: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 15,048
Dates of Manufacture: March – November 2002
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel tank check valve, located in
the fuel tank inlet pipe, may become separated from the inlet pipe and fall
into the fuel tank. If the check valve falls into the tank, fuel may spill
from the fuel inlet pipe when the fuel pump automatically shuts off during
fueling. This condition may result a fire in the presence of an ignition
source. Remedy: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair the fuel tank
check valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is
expected to begin during April or May 2003. Owners may contact Toyota at
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V074].
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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