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2001 Chevrolet Impala fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272007

Impala 6-cyl

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2001 Chevy Impala I went outside to start the vehicle and the battery was dead, it had enough power to power up the lights etc. However, it did not have enough power to start the engine. I than moved another vehicle up next to it and connected jumper cables. I waited for it to charge and turned the key. When I turned the key over, the plastic intake manifold violently exploded. I had a huge fire under my hood. The explosion shot parts across my yard. I had to use the water hose to put the fire out, the car was less than 10 feet from my home. I left it alone and contacted a dealership mechanic the very next day. I was told that they had recently had 2 of the same vehicles come in with the same problem, and that it was due to a faulty fuel pressure regulator and the fact that the manifold is made of plastic. This explosion could have very well killed someone. I have researched this issue, and found that there was a recall done on over 900,000 of these vehicles, however, when I contacted General Motors, my VIN # was not included in the recall list according to General Motors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Magnolia, TX, USA

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