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Buick recalls

 

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.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse

Brakes, April 26, 2005

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On certain passenger vehicles the clip that secures the pushrod to the brake pedal arm pin could have been damaged during assembly, it may come off allowing the brake booster pushrod to separate from the brake pedal. This will lead to a no brakes situation when stepping on the brake pedal, leading to an accident. The dealer will install a new brake pedal push rod bushing and retaining clip and, if the clip was missing, a new brake pedal arm assembly free of charge. The GM recall # is 05038

 

For Models: Buick Century, Buick Regal

Electrical & Lights, September 8, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME OF THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE OVERHEAD SIGN ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS.

For Models: Buick LeSabre, Buick Park Avenue, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile 88, Pontiac Bonneville

Engine, June 30, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3800 V6 (L36) ENGINES AND CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, THE REGULATORS HAVE A MUCH HIGHER THAN USUAL RATE OF FUEL LEAKS. A LEAK CAN ALLOW FUEL TO ENTER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THROUGH A VACUUM LINE. IF THE ENGINE DOES NOT START WHEN CRANKED, THE FUEL FROM THE LEAKING REGULATOR AND A MISTIMED SPARK CAN CAUSE A BACKFIRE.

For Models: Buick Rendezvous

Body, Interior & Misc., June 21, 2004

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The structural support for the liftgate latch may be inadequate and could allow the latch to separate from the liftgate in certain severe crash conditions. If the liftgate were to open in a crash, an occupant could be ejected from the vehicle. Dealers will add structural reinforcements to the liftgate in the area adjoining the latch assembly.

For Models: Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Cavalier, Oldsmobile Achieva, Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Sunfire

Electrical & Lights, March 1, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.

For Models: Buick Regal, Chevrolet Lumina, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Oldsmobile Intrigue, Pontiac Grand Prix

Suspension & Steering, February 5, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Pontiac Aztek

Engine, November 4, 2003

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On 79 vehicles, a weld between the fuel tank inlet check valve and the fuel tank can fail. As a result, a fuel odor or leak could develop and/or the Check Engine Light could illuminate. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank by serial number and replace it if it's on the list of affected fuel tanks. The recall began during November 2003. The General Motors recall number is 03055.

 

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Express 1500, Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Venture, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Alero, Oldsmobile Bravada, Pontiac Aztek, Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Montana

Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

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The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Cadillac DeVille, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Venture, GMC Envoy, Pontiac Montana

Body, Interior & Misc., March 11, 2003

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On 130 vehicles, the driver's air bag may not deploy properly if needed in a crash. Also, the inflator could rupture. This could increase the risk of injury to the driver and other passengers if pieces of the inflator strike them. Dealers will inspect and install a new driver's air bag if needed. The recall began March 11, 2003. The GM recall number is 03008.

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