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1978 SUBARU SUBARU RECALL (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 1978
Model: SUBARU
NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V032000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 83,000
Owner Notified Date: 04/23/1979
Report Received Date: 01/19/1979
Record Creation Date: 10/12/1979

1978 Subaru SUBARU DEFECT SUMMARY

A TUBE IN THE FUEL EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM CAN BECOME OBSTRUCTED, CAUSING EXCESSIVE PRESSURE BUILD UP IN THE FUEL TANK. THIS BUILD UP CAN OCCUR UNDER EXTREMELY HIGH TEMPERATURES OR EXTREMELY STRONG SUNLIGHT. AS A RESULT OF THIS PRESSURE BUILD UP, THE FUEL TANK MAY BULGE AND, SOON THEREAFTER, DEVELOP A SHORT HAIRLINE CRACK FROM WHICH FUEL WILL LEAK.

1978 Subaru SUBARU DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

N/A

1978 Subaru SUBARU RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A NEWLY DESIGNED TUBE AND VALVE ASSEMBLY IN PLACE OF THE EXISTING TUBE. ALSO, ALL FUEL TANKS WILL BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACED AT NO COST TO OWNER.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULDRESULT FROM THE LEAK CAUSING VEHICLE DAMAGE AND SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.

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