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1978 LOTUS ESPRIT Recall - Campaign #78V238000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1978 LOTUS ESPRIT RECALL - #78V238000

RECALL FOR FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : DELIVERY : HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

THE INVOLVED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A TUBE WHICH IS USED TO CONNECT A FILTER COMPONENT IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THIS TUBE COULD BECOME DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF EXPOSURE TO ABNORMALLY HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES AND THE ACTION OF CERTAIN FUELS. THE DAMAGED TUBE COULD ALLOW FUEL LEAKAGE TO OCCUR.

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Vehicle 1978 LOTUS ESPRIT
Manufacturer LOTUS CARS OF AMERICA INC
Manufactured between 11/1/1977 - 10/1/1978
Recalled on 10/12/1979
Influenced by LOTUS CARS OF AMERICA INC
Owners Notified on n/a
# Affected 146
Recalled for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
 
Description THE INVOLVED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A TUBE WHICH IS USED TO CONNECT A FILTER COMPONENT IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THIS TUBE COULD BECOME DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF EXPOSURE TO ABNORMALLY HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES AND THE ACTION OF CERTAIN FUELS. THE DAMAGED TUBE COULD ALLOW FUEL LEAKAGE TO OCCUR.
Consequences
Corrective action DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL SYSTEM TUBING WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Notes VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; LINES, TUBES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF FUEL LEAKAGE OCCURS AND AN IGNITION SOURCE ISPRESENT, A VEHICLE FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURIES TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS MAY RESULT.NOTE: SHOULD FUEL LEAKAGE OCCUR PRIOR TO REPAIRS, THE ENGINE SHOULD BE SWITCHEDOFF IMMEDIATELY.
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