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Pontiac recalls

 

For Models: Pontiac Grand Prix

Body, Interior & Misc., August 16, 2004

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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.

For Models: Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana

Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 2004

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Some minivans are missing the required labels on the second row seating for the integral child restraint system. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Vehicle owners were sent the correct labels with instructions on how to install them. The recall began July 23, 2004. The GM recall number 04022.

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: Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix

Brakes, June 28, 2004

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General Motors is recalling 2004 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo, and Pontiac Grand Prix models because they were produced with lower than specified torque on both front brake caliper to steering knuckle attachment bolts. If one or both bolts fracture, reduced braking and steering control could cause a crash. Dealers will tighten both bolts to the specified torque.

For Models: Pontiac Grand Am

Engine, June 23, 2004

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The fuel tank may be manufactured incorrectly; a weld could crack, which could lead to a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace it if needed. The recall began June 23, 2004. The GM recall number is 04058.

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: Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am

Electrical & Lights, February 5, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

GM has recalled 2000-2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the turn signals and hazard lights may fail. This may increase the risk of a collision. Dealers will replace the hazard warning switch.

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Pontiac Aztek

Engine, November 4, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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: Cadillac DeVille, Cadillac Seville, Oldsmobile Aurora, Pontiac Bonneville

Engine, October 17, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

GM recalls certain 2002-2003 Cadillac Devillle, Seville, Oldsmobile Aurora, and Pontiac Bonneville vehicles because the fuel tank pressure sensor may fail and cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank pressure sensor.

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