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Pontiac Grand Prix Recall 04V299000

The Front Sub Frame May Crack at its Rear Mounting Location

Body, Interior & Misc., August 16, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On some vehicles, the front sub frame may crack. If ignored for too long the excess movement could cause the steering shaft could separate, resulting in a loss of steering control and possibly a crash.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your GM dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

On some vehicles, the front frame rear body mount bracket may crack. If ignored for too long, the bracket would degrade to a point where the intermediate steering shaft could separate, resulting in a loss of steering control and possibly a crash. Dealers will inspect the front frame assembly and replace it if necessary. The recall began August 16, 2004. The GM recall number is 04056.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 16, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V299000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 281

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION WHERE THE FRONT FRAME REAR BODY MOUNT BRACKET MAY FRACTURE.

Consequence: IF IGNORED, THE BRACKET WOULD FRACTURE AND DEGRADE TO THE POINT WHERE THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT COULD SEPARATE, RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT FRAME ASSEMBLY AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 16, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.

Notes: GM RECALL NO.04056. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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