Pontiac Recalls

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Some vehicles may not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #225 "Child Restraint Anchor System"  The child restraint anchor points not being located where they should be. This may cause difficulty for the owner in installation of child restraint systems. The dealer will be sending an owners manual supplement to those with affected vehicles. The GM recall # is 05005

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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.

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Certain passenger vehicles were equipped with rear suspension knuckle bolts that are not up to specifications. These may fracture, causing the rear wheels to steer in or out, thus leading to an increased chance of an accident. The dealer will replace both of these bolts free of charge. The GM recall # is 05020 

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The brake lights and rear turn signals may stop working due to insufficient contact between the socket and bulb. Inoperative tail lamps may not communicate the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. If both tail lamps become inoperative, the cruise control will not engage. Dealers will inspect the rear lamp bulb socket assemblies and apply grease or replace them if needed. The recall began January 18, 2005. The GM recall number 04083.

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GM has recalled certain 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the accelerator may stick in hot temperatures, which can increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the accelerator pedal arm and replace the accelerator and brake pedal assembly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.