General Motors has issued a recall of over 1,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles because the text of their CNG fuel-only label is smaller than the required size and, as a result, may be less noticeable.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) filing, the recall includes certain model-year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD, Chevrolet Express and GMC Sierra HD CNG vehicles, as well as model-year 2013 GMC Savana CNG vehicles. All told, the potential number of affected units is 1,808 vehicles.
The filing says the vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 303 “Fuel System Integrity of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles.” The filing explains that the CNG label’s text does not conform to the required labeling size and could inhibit fuel tank inspection practices and safe refueling, increasing the risk of a fire.
GM will notify owners and will send them a replacement label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. Further information is available at the NHTSA’s website here.