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Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Buick recalls

 

For Models: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook

Body, Interior & Misc., November 26, 2008

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The seat belt buckles in the second or third row seats may be missing a rivet. If a crash occurs, the buckle may separate from the strap, increasing the risk of injury to the passenger. Dealers will inspect the seat belt buckles and replace any as needed.

For Models: Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook

Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 2008

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If a buildup of snow were to occur on the windshield, the movement of the wipers may be restricted. This could result in the wiper linkage becoming detached from the wiper motor, rendering the wipers inoperable. Visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new wiper crank arm, driver's side link, and crank arm nut to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin on October 13, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08091.

For Models: Buick Enclave, Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, Chevrolet Suburban 1500, Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, GMC Acadia, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 HD, GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid, GMC Sierra 2500 HD, GMC Sierra 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL 1500, GMC Yukon XL 2500, Hummer H2, Saturn Outlook

Electrical & Lights, September 12, 2008

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The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.

For Models: Buick Regal, Pontiac Grand Prix

Engine, April 28, 2008

Summary: GM IS RECALLING 207,542 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL AND PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L SUPERCHARGED V-6 ENGINE. THESE VEHICLES HAVE HIGHER FRONT ROCKER COVER GASKET TEMPERATURES, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR EARLIER DEGRADATION OF THE FRONT ROCKER COVER GASKET AND EVENTUAL OIL SEEPAGE.

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Aztek, Pontiac Montana

Engine, December 4, 2007

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Due to variations in the manufacturing process, or exposure to high heat may lead to a fracture in the tank inlet check valve. Fuel vapors may pass through the fracture and accumulate on the side of the fuel tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall began December 4, 2007. The GM recall number is 06230.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Pontiac Grand Prix

Engine, November 13, 2006

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On some vehicles, the fuel tank may be missing the adhesive that bonds the barrier layer to the outer shell. This may allow fuel and/or fuel vapors to leak out between the layers, increasing the risk of fire. Dealers will inspect the serial numbers on the fuel tank and replace it if needed. The recall began November 13, 2006. The GM recall number is 06160.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Buick Rendezvous, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Chevrolet Silverado SS, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 HD, GMC Sierra 2500 HD, GMC Sierra 3500, GMC Sierra Denali, Hummer H3, Pontiac G6, Pontiac Montana

Body, Interior & Misc., November 6, 2006

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.

For Models: Buick Terraza, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, Chevrolet Avalanche 2500, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Express 1500, Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Chevrolet Silverado SS, Chevrolet Suburban 1500, Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Uplander, GMC Canyon, GMC Envoy, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 HD, GMC Sierra 2500 HD, GMC Sierra 3500, GMC Sierra Denali, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL 1500, GMC Yukon XL 2500, GMC Yukon XL Denali, Hummer H2, Hummer H3, Isuzu Ascender, Pontiac Montana, Saturn Relay

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2006

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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

For Models: Buick Terraza, Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana, Saturn Relay

Brakes, November 14, 2005

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Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard # 135 "Passenger Car Brake Systems" To meet the standard, vehicles must not move for 5 minutes when stopped on a steep hill with the parking brake applied and the vehicle in neutral. Some of these vehicles failed this test. When the parking brake is released the driver may notice unintended braking while accelerating, decelerating or coasting. This could lead to unintended vehicle movement and cause an accident. The dealer will inspect each rear parking brake caliper and replace free of charge if slippage is noticed. The GM recall # is 05059

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Pontiac Aztek

Drive Train, May 4, 2005

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Contamination of the ignition relay contacts may cause high resistance inside the relay. This can affect signals to the powertrain control module, resulting in intermittent vehicle stalling. The vehicle may not restart immediately, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition relay to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during May 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05014.

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