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Pontiac Grand Prix Recall 05V046000

The Engine May Not Return to Idle in Very Cold Climates

Drive Train, March 8, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

In temperatures between -22 and -40 degrees F, and if one of the accelerator pedal return springs breaks, the engine may not return to idle as quickly as required. If this were to happen, more braking effort may be needed to stop the vehicle.

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:

In temperatures between -22 and -40 degrees F, and if one of the accelerator pedal return springs breaks, the engine may not return to idle within three seconds as required. If this were to happen, more braking effort may be needed to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly. The recall began March 8, 2005. The GM recall number is 05018.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: March 8, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V046000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,924

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 124, 'ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEMS.' IF ONE OF THE TWO ACCELERATOR PEDAL RETURN SPRINGS FAILS AND THE TEMPERATURE IS -22 DEGREES F TO -40 DEGREES F, THE ENGINE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WITHIN THREE SECONDS, AS REQUIRED.

Consequence: IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, GREATER BRAKE PEDAL FORCE AND A LONGER DISTANCE MAY BE REQUIRED TO STOP THE VEHICLE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY. THIS RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 8, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339 OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 05018.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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