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NHTSA Recall Number: opens new window takes away from VIN lookup section> 15V701 Recall Date: October 21, 2015
Manufacturer Recall Number: N150757
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain of the following vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine (Regular Production Option L26, L32, L36 or L67): 1997 – 2004 model year (MY) Buick Regal, 2000 – 2004 MY Chevrolet Impala, 1998 – 1999 MY Chevrolet Lumina, 1998 – 2004 MY Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1998 – 1999 MY Oldsmobile Intrigue, and 1997 – 2004 MY Pontiac Grand Prix. Certain of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. This condition could cause an engine compartment fire. Certain of these vehicles produced before June 26, 2003 were subject to General Motors’ prior safety recalls 08V-118 (07035), 09V-116 (09047) and 15V-201 (14574). In some cases, the remedy procedure performed on these vehicles pursuant to the prior recalls may not be sufficient to prevent subsequent engine compartment fires relating to this condition in the affected vehicles. Vehicles previously repaired under the referenced recalls will receive further repairs as part of this recall.
If drops of engine oil are deposited on a hot exhaust manifold, an engine compartment fire could occur.
The remedy for this recall is not yet determined. GM will provide this information as soon as it is available.
RECALL STATUS: Recall INCOMPLETE. Remedy not yet available
Visit manufacturer website at https://my.gm.com/recalls for more information.