: Aurora Recall (Fuel Rail)

03-13-04, 08:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- General Motors Corp. is recalling 93,572 Oldsmobile Aurora sedans because fuel can leak into the engine and start a fire, the federal government said Friday.

http://images.ibsys.com/2000/1212/201223.jpg The recall affects Auroras (pictured, right) from the 1995-1997 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association said it has received 123 complaints about the problem. In one case, a fire started while the vehicle was parked in a garage attached to a home. The vehicle was destroyed and the home was damaged, NHTSA said.

The agency said the fuel is leaking because the nylon tubing used in the fuel rail can degrade and crack. Owners will be notified later this spring of GM's plans to repair the vehicles.