Passenger car (fuel tank

Recall published
2007-04-09
Brand
Product title
Passenger car (fuel tank, vapour recovery system)
Product description
Risk
Some of the affected vehicles may contain a breather pipe that was not manufactured to specification. This may result in excessive swelling and cracking of the retaining grommet and subsequent detachment of the breather pipe from a connector tube. When the fuel level in the tank is above the level of the detached joint, fuel may then enter the breather pipe. The vehicle may exhibit MIL illumination, fuel odour and drivability concerns such as hesitation, misfire, stalling, rough running or difficulty in starting (reasons for probable cause of accident). If the amount of fuel flowing into the breather pipe reaches the vapour canister and exceeds the canister capacity, the excess fuel may be discharged onto the ground (possible cause of fire).
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Passenger cars, Discovery 3 4.4V8 gasoline vehicles. Model years 2005 and 2006 with VIN numbers from 5A342834 to 6A359153.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Fire Injuries
Country of origin
United Kingdom
RAPEX Reference
0341/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Greece

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