The problem: affected vehicles may have been fitted with a fuel tank assembly that is missing certain adhesive between two layers of the fuel tank shell. Under certain conditions, fuel could seep between these layers, which over time may result in a slow leak from the fuel tank.
The hazards: a fuel leak could result in a fire if the drained fuel were to come into contact with an ignition source of some type.
The fix: dealers are instructed to remove the fuel tank and replace it with a new one. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: fuel tank.
Next steps: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. Owners who have questions regarding thisproduct safety recall can use the contact information below to reach out to a Chevrolet or GMC customer service rep.
All vehicles affected by this problem that are in dealership inventories cannot be sold to customers, dealer traded or used for demonstration purposes until the repairs contained in the dealer service bulletin have been performed.
- GM recall number: N212327720
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
This is the second recall issued for the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon in recent months. The full-size SUVs were also recalled in December over an issue related to loose front seat bolts, though the problem affected less than 100 vehicles total.