DETROIT -- California regulators say General Motors must extend its warranty for fuel injection systems to 10 years/200,000 miles on about 700,000 1996-2001 model year SUVs, pickups and minivans sold in the state, Reuters reported.
GM says more than 75 percent of the vehicle owners may never experience a problem and most of the rest have had the problem fixed. The state says the faulty fuel injection systems were brought to GM's attention four years ago. The automaker agreed then to extend the warranty to clean the systems to 10 years/100,000 miles from the previous 3 years/50,000 miles.
GM will provide a free cleaning of the fuel injection system for any customer who experiences problems. It will cover the estimated $115 per vehicle cost. If customers have a second fuel injection system failure, GM will replace the parts at a cost ranging from $300 to $350 per vehicle.