The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that it is investigating General Motors’ GMC Envoy and Chevrolet TrailBlazer for corrosion problems that can lead to fuel leaks. The investigation could lead to a recall of more than 800,000 of the popular SUVs.
[Source: Inside Line: Edmunds]
The investigation covers 2002 and ’03 models. The two vehicles sold a combined 418,381 units in 2003, although sales of the big SUVs have dropped in subsequent years. NHTSA said there have been 16 reports of leakage from the vehicles’ fuel pump module, apparently caused by corrosion.