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csheriff Mar 10, 8:52pm - #121636 
2002 Red Toyota Celica
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gas tank

does anyone else's gas tank overflow when you let the pump automatically shut off??? everytime i do it, it overflows, which isnt very often cause i try to remember not to fill it all the way. but everynow and then im a dumbass and let her go. its pretty hard on the paint isnt it???

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element_celica
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element_celica Mar 10, 9:14pm - #121637 

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there's a recall on it..
it's on the 03 models,so i'm assuming you have an 03.
take it to the dealer and they will fix it for you for free.

edit: just looked at your profile and it says 02.. i would think toyota would fix yours for free too... i could be wrong though. best thing to do is call up the dealership.

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GTSHYPR Mar 10, 9:27pm - #121638 
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It happened once on my 02 but it was the pumps fault not the cars.

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ReX Mar 10, 9:31pm - #121639 
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Yeah, I have that prob also. I have a 2003 & it does it everytime. I didn't know about the recall though, I'll have to check into it.
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defyenz Mar 10, 9:31pm - #121640 

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the recall was for something inside the tank.. i forgot what though.
the recall was on late 02s and early 03s.

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 10, 9:39pm - #121641 

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Yea, try not to do that anymore...It's not too great for the paint
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QuickChick03gt Mar 10, 9:41pm - #121642 
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i have a 03 and it hasnt happened to me yet. I wonder if they already fixed mine before they sold it?

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element_celica Mar 10, 10:18pm - #121643 

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Originally Posted by t3n
the recall was for something inside the tank.. i forgot what though.
the recall was on late 02s and early 03s.


ok i just looked at the recall sheet that toyota mailed to my house...

"SSC 30B - Late 2002 and early 2003 Model year toyota celica Fuel Tank Check Valve Safety Recall"

What is the problem?

"In certain late 2002 through early 2003 model year celica vehicles, the fuel tank check valve, located in the fuel takn inlet pipe, may become separated from the inlet pipe and fall into the fuel tank. if the check valve falls into the tank, fuel may spill from the fuel inlet pipe when the fuel pump automatically shuts off during fueling. In the worst case, this may result in a fire in the presense of an ignition source."

What will toyota do?

"Any Toyota dealer will inspect and, if necessary, repair the fuel tank check valve at NO COST to you."

What should you do?
"Please contact your authorized Toyota dealer to make an appointment at your earliest convenience.
The labor time necessary is approximately 2 hours. However, depending upon the dealer's work schedule, it may be necesary to make your vehicle available for a longer period of time. If possible, please bring the vehicle to the dealer with a minimal amount of fuel in the tank."

It also says to bring the notice to the toyota dealer... but i don't know if you guys got them in the mail or not...
if you guys have questions call up the toyota customer assistance center at 1-800-331-4331

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Zero Mar 11, 12:09am - #121644 

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Originally Posted by element_celica
Originally Posted by t3n
the recall was for something inside the tank.. i forgot what though.
the recall was on late 02s and early 03s.


ok i just looked at the recall sheet that toyota mailed to my house...

"SSC 30B - Late 2002 and early 2003 Model year toyota celica Fuel Tank Check Valve Safety Recall"

What is the problem?

"In certain late 2002 through early 2003 model year celica vehicles, the fuel tank check valve, located in the fuel takn inlet pipe, may become separated from the inlet pipe and fall into the fuel tank. if the check valve falls into the tank, fuel may spill from the fuel inlet pipe when the fuel pump automatically shuts off during fueling. In the worst case, this may result in a fire in the presense of an ignition source."

What will toyota do?

"Any Toyota dealer will inspect and, if necessary, repair the fuel tank check valve at NO COST to you."

What should you do?
"Please contact your authorized Toyota dealer to make an appointment at your earliest convenience.
The labor time necessary is approximately 2 hours. However, depending upon the dealer's work schedule, it may be necesary to make your vehicle available for a longer period of time. If possible, please bring the vehicle to the dealer with a minimal amount of fuel in the tank."

It also says to bring the notice to the toyota dealer... but i don't know if you guys got them in the mail or not...
if you guys have questions call up the toyota customer assistance center at 1-800-331-4331


i got mine in the mail around late 2002! i felt bad because i didnt have my ZERO with me frown
but she got fixed and that's all that matters!! thumbsup [color=blue][/color]

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Evan Mar 11, 12:29am - #121645 

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Yes, there's a recall on this. I've had mine replaced.

Just take it to the dealer and they'll fix it for free.

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 11, 1:37am - #121646 

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ditto the recall.

fotunatelhy, mine has never had the problem
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