Recall Alert: GM Calls Back Buick Regal, Pontiac Grand Prix

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GM has issued a recall for the 1997-2003 Buick Regal GS and the Pontiac Grand Prix GTP from the same model years, not surprisingly for the same problem: a potential oil leak.

Hard braking may cause oil to leak under the exhaust manifold's heat shield, which could potentially start a small fire. The fire may not even occur until after the car has been parked for five to 10 minutes, so GM suggests not parking the car in any closed structure (including a garage or carport).

GM sent out notifications today, and dealerships should be prepared to fix the problem. The recall affects 207,542 vehicles. Follow the link to GM’s homepage for further information.

Recall Watch: 207,542 Pontiacs and Buicks Recalled Due to Engine Fire Fears (Autoblog)

By Stephen Markley | March 14, 2008 | Comments (2)

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brandi

I received a recall notification on saturday the following monday i went to my daughters school play and was going to call the dealership when i got back to get it looked at but while i was inside the school my engine caught fire and firefighters were called to the school. i didn't even get the chance to call the dealer. it's going on 2 weeks now and i am still without a car and any answers to what is going to be done about my car. feels like they ain't even trying to do anything now that it happened.

Nina

My car burned to the ground over 5 years ago. I would also like to know what is being done.

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