Sthil recall gas caps

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by VO Landscape Design, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
    Messages: 365

    They finally are going to fix them. i got my notice today, have 2 on the list Kombi and edger. Calling dealer to see if they have the replacement caps.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    hmmmmm hope i dont get the letter i like the weird caps.
  3. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Messages: 218

    i think they are the same i got a letter yesterday to theres a picture of the new cap and it looks the same as the old one
  4. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    got the notice this saturday going to the dealer today to get it fixed. Its about time tho i could barely open my cap or close it. Luckily never spilled any gas.
  5. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    I am glad they are doing this recall. My gas cap is a pita to get back on, and it's been getting worse over time. Hopefully the next cap will fix the problem.
  6. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    I had my caps replaced this past Saturday. Honestly, I cannot tell any difference. They look the exact same, screw on the same, it seems nothing has changed with the caps. But according to the dealer, there's a letter on the side of the gas cap that specifies the recall difference. Havent noticed any leaking yet, or popping out. So hopefully this issue can be put to rest.
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    The new cap is equipped with an idiot notch and a indention to let us know when the thing is installed correctly. The other thing they are advocating is the fuel is destroying the inner seals and workings.

    We are all just idiots or the truth to the fuel problem is finally reaching the right people.

    Just a good thing that all of this drama on this forum and others has reached the manufacturer and something is being done at least.
  8. BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes

    BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I work at a dealer and got the letter as well. Most of the equipment sold within the last year already has the new cap on it. Best to take to the dealer though and have it checked out
  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    just got all new caps today! 15 total, they are much smoother right off the bat.
  10. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,714

    I just got three caps replaced this weekend.

    The first, on my hardly used FS110 came right off. Never had any issues with that one (yet).

    The second, on my KM110R untwisted, but I had to help the dealer remove it (I pushed the handle back down, which pries the cap up a bit, before I was able to pull it out).

    The third on my BR500 was such a fight, the dealer was about to get pliers before I was able to pry it loose. After putting in the replacement cap, he had to turn it up and back a half dozen times to be sure it was actually in right, it worked so easily.

    THANK YOU STIHL! This was the only complaint I had with these machines. Now, they're perfect, at least in my eyes.

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