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Recall 06V020000

Engine May Stall Due to No Fuel, Caused by Incorrect Programming of ECM

Recall Details

Certain vehicles equipped with V6 engines may have a condition where fuel is no longer supplied to the engine. This condition occurs without the illumination of the fuel low indicator light or warning chime. The engine may may stall and increase the chance of an accident. The dealer will reprogram the ECM Electronic Control Module free of charge. The GM recall # is 05111

Our Quick Take

On certain vehicles with V6 Engines, there may be a loss of fuel. This will cause the engine to stall and may result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

GM will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning March 23, 2006. If you have not been notified and think your vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

Affected Cars

Engine, March 23, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 23, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,462
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V020000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH V6 ENGINES MAY HAVE A CONDITION WHERE FUEL IS NO LONGER SUPPLIED TO THE ENGINE. THIS CONDITION OCCURS WITHOUT THE ILLUMINATION OF THE FUEL LEVEL LOW INDICATOR LIGHT OR THE WARNING CHIME.
Consequence
IF THE ENGINE STOPS RUNNING, THE OPERATOR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) WITH NEW SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED IN DECEMBER 2005 AND ASKED TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST 1/4 OF A TANK FUEL LEVEL TO AVOID THIS CONDITION UNTIL THE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE. THE PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE, OWNER RENOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 05111.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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