The NHTSA (National Freeway Targeted traffic Safety Administration), announced this week that it is hunting into experiences of gasoline leaks affecting more mature Chevrolet versions, specially the Cobalt sedan and the HHR little SUV.

The company opened the inquiry last Sunday, with just around 614,000 2008-2010 Cobalt and 2008-2009 HHR versions perhaps subject to an eventual recall.

To be crystal clear, this is not a recall yet, but a probe that will search for to determine if a recall is vital. General Motors (GM) is collaborating completely with the NHTSA inquiry. The company gained 208 complaints from auto owners who described gasoline leaks. In 39 of those people cases, puddles were seen underneath the presumed spot of the leak, and true leaking was noticed as properly. NHTSA said the subsequent:

“The gasoline leaks are the outcome of corrosion of the metal gasoline strains underneath the auto around the still left rear wheel properly. The corrosion happens at the polymer blocks that connect the gasoline strains to the underbody and underneath an insulation wrap-warmth shield adjacent to the exhaust pipe and muffler.”

– NHTSA assertion

The company suggests it has not gained any experiences of fires or accidents associated to the gasoline leaks, and that it is at the moment evaluating the severity of the issue and the chance it poses.

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