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Recall 10V387000

Engine Control Module Faulty

Recall Details

The engine control module (ECM) may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a board internally cracking. Dealers will inspect and replace affected ECM's free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The module that controls the operation of the engine may have been improperly manufactured. This can result in various operational issues, including the check engine warning light coming on, harsh transmission shifting, engine stalling or failing to start.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in February 2011. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 10282.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, August 26, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 26, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
EA10006
Potential Number of Units Affected
161,754
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V387000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES. THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) FOR THE SUBJECT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH THE 1ZZ-FE (LV6) ENGINE AND TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRACK MAY DEVELOP AT CERTAIN SOLDER POINTS OR ON VARISTORS ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD.
Consequence
THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WARNINGS AND CONSEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEFECT. THE ENGINE WARNING LAMP COULD BE ILLUMINATED, HARSH SHIFTING COULD RESULT, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START, OR THE ENGINE COULD SHUT OFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. AN ENGINE SHUTOFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PRODUCTION NUMBER OF THE ECM AND REPLACE THE ECM IF NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 8, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM AT 1-800-620-7668.
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GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. IS 10282. OWNERS 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
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