The US automaker will require a service for 189 units of the 2016 Verano due to an issue with a misrouted fuel line that can touch the engine and cause a blaze.
The issue is serious enough that Buick’s Verano sedan could catch fire, the affected models being the ones equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and production dates from February 16, 2016, to May 12, 2016. It appears the fault lies with the fuel line supplier, as the parts weren’t assembled properly and the components have been misrouted over the engine. The fuel line can contact the engine and this could cause a premature wear and result in a leak – and since this is very close to hot parts there’s a big chance of fire.
Apparently the problem was first discovered by a GM employee on June 20, 2016, when the 2016 Verano caught fire in the engine area – the incident was reported to GM’s Speak Up For Safety program and a probe ensued. Checking 75 units of the 2016 Verano revealed 54 had misrouted fuel lines, but the incident was the only known case of fire and nobody was injured. The recall is starting this month and dealers will replace the fuel line assembly to make sure the correct trajectory is respected.