General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 41,000 cars sold in warm-weather states, including California, because of concerns that a defective plastic part might cause a fuel leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The federal agency said GM is recalling 2007-09 Pontiac G5 and Chevrolet Cobalt sedans as well as 2007 models of the Saturn Ion sedan, Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent sport-utility vehicles.
"Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module may crack, which could cause a fuel leak," the agency said in a statement posted on its website. "Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire."
The recall applies to the vehicles sold or currently registered in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Texas and California. The recall also applies to some models sold or registered in Arkansas and Oklahoma.