NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,419 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette fuel system problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 292012


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The contact stated that while driving, the vehicle released a strong fuel odor and the contact noticed sparks coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who located the failure at the fuel tank. The mechanic advised the contact that the muffler did not have a heat shield cover. This caused the failure and sparks, which core a hole in the fuel tank. The fuel tank would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 150,000.

- Upper Hilton , NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012008


  • 56,256 miles
My 2001 olds Silhouette van. Back on 08/01/08 experienced the same fuel tank failure as described in recall # 07V349000 for the 2001 Chevrolet Venture van. After having the tank replaced I found out about the above recall for the same problem on the Chevy van I contacted Chevy customer service for repayment of the repair cost. I was informed this morning that since the NHTSA did not include my vehicle in the recall they were not responsible for the repair cost. My question is how can my van go down the same assembly line as the Chevy Venture and other vehicles listed in the recall experience the same failure and yet not be included?

- Oakhurst, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The fuel pump loses power due to a faulty electrical distribution block located under the driver's side sliding door. The van is subject to either fail to start, or go dead at any time. It has gone dead on the interstate at 65+ mph

- Carrollton, GA, USA

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