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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 24, 2017.
As of Friday, December 14th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
770282016 model year 2.0, 2.4, and 3.3 Kia SorrentoThe stock fuel tank is replaced with a 19-gallon steel tank.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-597-48
  • Executive Order 597-48 / D597-48
  • ARB # D-597-48
  • Executive Order No: D-597-48
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-597-48
  • Resolution D-597-48
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Download: Executive Order D-597-48 PDF

D-597-48 Document:



                                     State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—597—48

                                Relating to Exemptions under
                             Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                  Freedom Motors USA, Inc.
                               Replacement Fuel Tank System

Pursuant to the authority vested in the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code (VC); and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the Replacement Fuel Tank System,
manufactured by Freedom Motors USA, Inc. of 740 Watkins Road, Battle Creek, Michigan
49015, have been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
control system, and therefore, the Replacement Fuel Tank System is exempt from the
prohibitions in VC Section 27156 for installation on the following vehicles:

   System Number                Vehicle Application

   77028                        2016 model—year 2.0, 2.4, and 3.3 liter Kia Sorrento

This Executive Order is based on previous testing Freedom Motors USA, Inc. conducted
with similar Replacement Fuel Tank Systems.

Exemption of the Replacement Fuel Tank System shall not be construed as an
exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the system as individual
devices.

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 System 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
System, as exempt by CARB, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s
pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the Replacement Fuel Tank System 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 CARB.


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In addition to the foregoing, CARB 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 System may have on any warranty either expressed or implied
by the vehicle manufacturer.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the California 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
CARB OF CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION
BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF FREEDOM MOTORS USA, INC‘S
REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK SYSTEM.

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.




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Executed at El Monte, California, this 9%day of April 2017.



                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                    Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division




FREEDOM MOTORS USA, INC. — REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK SYSTEM — D—597—48



Document Created: 2017-04-25 10:13:17
Document Modified: 2017-04-25 10:13:17

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