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2010 Chevrolet Traverse: Something I Noticed

September 10, 2010

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Here's a spare shot I had laying around after my suspension walkaround of the 2010 Chevy Traverse.

That's the plastic fuel tank (green), hanging beneath the floor. It's low enough that this "rub rail" (yellow) has been fitted so the tank is not quite the lowest point.

And then there's this...

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This is the point where the gas tank's filler neck crosses under the rub rail. No, it's not touching.

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I'm not sure how I feel about this. That rub rail doesn't look like it gives the low-hanging tank any real protection, but it does at least look like it will keep road debris from knocking the filler neck off.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

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