Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 7, 2013.
As of Saturday, August 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
302882005-2007 Chrysler 3.3 and 3.8 liter minivans

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-597-31
  • Executive Order 597-31 / D597-31
  • ARB # D-597-31
  • Executive Order No: D-597-31
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-597-31
  • Resolution D-597-31
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Download: Executive Order D-597-31 PDF

D-597-31 Document:



                                        State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD >

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—597—31
                                   Relating to Exemptions under
                                 Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                    Freedom Moto‘rs USA, Inc.
                                 Replacement Fuel Tank Assémbly
Pursuaht to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) by Vehicle Code (VC)
Section 27156; and                              .

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Health and Safety Code Sections
39515 and 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003;                                s

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Replacement Fuel Tank
Assembly, manufactured by Freedom Motors: USA, Inc. of 740 Watkins Road, Battle Creek,
Michigan 49015, has been found not to reduce the effectivenessof the appllcable vehicle
pollution control system, and therefore, the Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly is exempt
from the prohlbltlonsin VCSection 27156 for installation on the followmg vehicles:

Assemblv Part NL_lr_nber
                       —         Vehlcle Appllcatlon

302888 _            00       >   2005—2007   MY 3.3 and 3.8 liter DaimlerChrysler minivans
31005                            2008—2010   MY 3.3, 3.8, and 4.0 liter Chrysler minivans
31005                    C       2009—2010   MY 3.8 and 4.0 liter Volkswagen Routan
31005                ,           2011—2014   MY3. 6 Ilter Chrysler minivans and Volkswagen —
                                 Routan

This Executive Order is based on previous emissions and On—Board Diagnostic II System
tests conducted by Freedom Motors USA, Inc. with the Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly.

Exemptionof the Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly shall not be construed as an
exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the assembly as
individual dewces

This Executive Order shall not apply to any device advertised, offered for sale, sold
with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate
purchaser.                                                           —

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Replacement
Fuel Tank Assembly do not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different
from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Replacement Fuel Tank
Assembly, as exempt by ARB, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s
pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.


                                             3.

Marketing of the Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly using an identification other than
that shown in this Executive Order or for an application other than those listed in this
Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from ARB.

In addition to the foregoing, ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive
Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or
modified part continues to meet the standards and procedures of Title 13, California
Code of Regulations, Section 2222 et seq.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Replacement Fuel Tank Assembly may have on any warranty either expressed or
implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board," may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written
communication.                                                      —

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY ARB
OF CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR _
ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF FREEDOM MOTORS USA, INC.‘S REPLACEMENT
FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this Executive
Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of
intention to revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive
Order may request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation. If a hearing
is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the request and the Executive
Order may not be revoked until a determination is made after a hearing that grounds for
revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this     7&day of October 2013.




                                         rik White, Chief
                                         obile Source Operations Division




                        FREEDoM MOTORS USA, INC.
                 REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY — D—597—31



Document Created: 2013-10-09 09:12:23
Document Modified: 2013-10-09 09:12:23

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