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From Products Liability Law Daily, August 28, 2014

Spider webs can cause fuel leaks in recalled Suzuki vehicles

By Joe Bichl

Suzuki Motor Of America, Inc., is recalling some 19,249 model year 2010-2013 Kizashi vehicles due to a potential fuel leak in the vehicles. According to Suzuki, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure. This can cause the fuel tank to crack resulting in a fuel leak. The recalled vehicles were manufactured October 2009 through July 2012 (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 14V464, August 28, 2014).

Remedy. Suzuki is in the process of notifying owners, and dealers will replace the evaporative canister vent line on the affected vehicles with a vent line that has a filter on the end. If the canister vent line is found to be obstructed by a spider web, the fuel tank will also be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on August 12, 2014. Suzuki's number for this recall is VG.

Contact information. For more information, consumers can contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Suzuki Motor Of America, Inc.

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