2003 Pontiac GRAND PRIX Engine And Engine Cooling Recall

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2003 Pontiac GRAND PRIX Engine And Engine Cooling Recall

 NHTSA Recall #87504
NHTSA Compaign #08V118000
MFG Compaign #07035
 Model Year2003
 Date of notification28/04/08
 Begin date of manufacuring01/05/02
 End date of manufacturing31/01/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received12/03/08
 Report created12/03/08
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units207542
 Defect summaryGm is recalling 207,542 my 1997-2003 buick regal and pontiac grand prix vehicles equipped with a 3. 8l supercharged v-6 engine. These vehicles have higher front rocker cover gasket temperatures, creating the potential for earlier degradation of the front rocker cover gasket and eventual oil seepage.
 Consequence summaryCertain underhood fires may be caused by drops of engine oil, from seepage or spillage, being deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and, in some instances, the fire may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the engine
 Recall notesGm recall no. 07035. 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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    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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