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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Required Warranty Extensions

On February 11, 2003, the California Air Resources Board announced “that General Motors (GM) has been required to extend fuel injector warranty coverage on approximately 700,000 1996 through 2001 model year light- and medium-duty SUVs, trucks and vans…Warranties on the vehicles’ fuel injector systems will be extended to 10 years/200,000 miles. GM will soon begin notifying vehicle owners of the extended warranty coverage. Repairs under the extended warranty could ultimately cost GM more than $100 million dollars…The trouble-prone Sequential Central Port Injector (SCPI) fuel system was installed on GM’s popular SUVs, pickup trucks and vans with 4.3L, 5.0L, and 5.7 liter engines. The defective fuel injection systems cause GM owners to experience a ‘Service Engine Soon’ light, misfires, rough idle, and hard start problems due to deposit build-up that cause poppet valves to stick and fail.”

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Administrative Agreement
Date of Administrative Agreement
2/11/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Motors Corp. $0
Further Information Released
California EPA Press Release 8/25/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database