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My truck threw a code and took it in to get checked out. Turns out it was the EVAP canister and vent control valve that needs replaced. I've read the TSB about it as well. It is being done under warranty, which is great because i've read it's about a $500 fix.

My question is how do a TSB and a recall differ?

My fuel gauge also doesnt go completely to full either and i've read that there are known problems with the fuel sending units. Is there a TSB or recall for this fix? I've searched the TSBs posted and didnt see anything, but people have made reference to it?

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Craig
 

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A. There are two types of motor vehicle recalls. The first is when a vehicle has a safety related defect as determined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). This would be a Mandatory Recall. A Voluntary Recall is when the manufacturer recalls vehicles for a defect not necessarily related to safety. Any repairs made under a recall is paid for by the manufacturer.

A Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) is issued when a known problem or condition exists in a certain vehicle(s) and contains a repair for that problem. A TSB can also be issued to notify dealerships of diagnostic procedure changes, modified or improved parts or service manual revisions and updates.

TSBs are "Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty". This means if the vehicle is within it's warranty period, repair as outlined by the TSB is paid for by the manufacturer. If the vehicle is out of warranty, the customer is responsible for the repairs.
http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1h/bl608h.htm

http://www.carinsurance.com/Articles/content155.aspx

If you have a good relationship with your dealer they may help you out with TSB's. Hopefully it helps you out
 

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