General Motors Recall
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Apr 20, 2009 in Car Accidents
General Motors is recalling 1,497,516 vehicles after a defect was detected. According to the U.S. governments website, www.SaferCar.gov, the following vehicles are being recalled:
- 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL
- 1998-2003 CHEVROLET LUMINA, MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA
- 1998-1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
- 1997-2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
All of these vehicles are equipped with a 3.8L V6 naturally aspirated engine. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be 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 may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.
Dealers will remove the spark plug wire retention channel at the front of the engine and install two new spark plug wire retainers free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2009.