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Recall 07V589000

Faulty Rear Axle Seal May Leak Causing Differential Lockup

Recall Details

On certain passenger vehicles the rear axle pinion seal may be faulty and start to leak. This may cause fluid loss and the rear differential to lock up resulting in a possible accident. Dealer will replace pinion seal free of charge. The GM recall # is 07204

Our Quick Take

Certain vehicles may develop a leak and cause the rear differential to leak. This may cause a lockup leading to  an accident. 

What Should You Do?

GM will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning February 1,2008. If you have not been contacted, notice a leak by the rear differential and think your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification # ready when doing so.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, February 8, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 8, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
PE07037
Potential Number of Units Affected
275,936
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V589000
Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR AXLE PINION SEAL DOES NOT MEET ALL OF THE SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY EXPERIENCE A FLUID LEAK.
Consequence
A REAR DIFFERENTIAL FAILURE MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER AND POSSIBLY LOSS OF CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PINION SEAL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR HTTP://WWW.PONTIAC.COM; AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 07204.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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