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Pontiac Grand Prix Recall 03V331000

Right Rear Brake Hose Fitting May Not Be Tightened Properly

Recall Details

The right rear brake hose fitting may not be tightened properly, which could result in a brake fluid leak. This condition could lead to a low brake pedal and increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the right rear brake hose fitting to the proper specification, and add brake fluid if needed. The recall began August 28, 2003. The GM recall number is 03045.

Our Quick Take

The right rear brake hose fitting may not be tightened properly, which could result in a brake fluid leak. This condition could lead to a low brake pedal and increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of 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.

Brakes, August 28, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 28, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
59,528
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V331000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, ¿PASSENGER CAR BRAKING SYSTEMS.¿ ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE HOSE FITTING MAY NOT BE TIGHTENED PROPERLY, AND A BRAKE FLUID LEAK COULD OCCUR.
Consequence
IF ENOUGH FLUID LEAKS, THE BRAKE PEDAL WILL BE LOWER THAN NORMAL, AND STOPPING DISTANCES WILL BE LONGER. IF THIS OCCURS WHEN STOPPING DISTANCE IS LIMITED, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE HOSE FITTING TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION, AND ADD BRAKE FLUID IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 28, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.
Notes
GM RECALL NO. 03045.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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