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Pontiac Recalls

Models : Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire
Body, Interior & Misc., August 23, 2004
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On 37 vehicles, the passenger-side rear safety belt may have been installed with an incorrect nut and bolt. In a severe crash, the upper seat belt anchorage may separate, reducing the effectiveness of the seat belt and increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect the safety belt anchorage and install a new nut and bolt. The recall began August 23, 2004. The GM recall number is 04056.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.
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.
Models : Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am
Electrical & Lights, February 5, 2004
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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.

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.