I just got a safety recall from Buick today. Gm recall #15757 parts for repair is not available yet. Previously my vehicle was repaired under a safety recall for this condition by the previous owner for this condition. The remedy procedure performed on my vehicle is not sufficient to prevent engine compartment fires. My vehicle will require further repairs to fix the condition. They say the condition does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle but it is recommended you park your car outside and not in a garage or structure. The cause is drops of oil may be deposited on the front exhaust manifold under hard braking the result may cause engine compartment fire. If nobody got the recall and have any questions call Buick customer assistance center 1 800 832 8425. They will contact me when the parts are in. For now I will keep a fire extinguisher in the trunk and not park in my garage with my toys. I did smell a burning oil smell at times. Merry Christmas to all . Thanks Ron L
02 Buick safety Regal recall
Posted 18 December 2015 - 06:25 PM
Wow. This is the 4th recall thread this week! It's the hot topic for sure.
Posted 18 December 2015 - 08:29 PM
Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:03 PM
It's spread to up here in Canada.. Got the same descriptive letter in the mail today for my '97.
Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:23 PM
Posted 19 December 2015 - 04:13 PM
GM CUSTOMER CARE AND AFTERSALES DCS3826 URGENT - DISTRIBUTE IMMEDIATELY
Date: October 28, 2015
Subject: Upcoming Safety Recall 15757 Under Hood Fire Additional Information
Models: 1997-2004 Buick Regal 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Equipped with 3.8L V6 engine (RPO L26, L32, L36 or L67)
To: All General Motors Dealers Attention: General Manager, Service Advisor, Service Manager, Parts and Service Director, Parts Manager, and Used Vehicle Sales Manager
On October 21, 2015, dealers were advised of upcoming safety recall 15757 via GM GlobalConnect Message #GCUS-3-327.
In an effort to help dealers respond to customer inquiries about this recall, this message supplements the information previously provided. General Motors is recalling approximately 1.2 million older sedans and coupes in the U.S. from the 1997 to 2004 model years because drops of oil may be deposited on the hot exhaust manifold through hard braking, which can cause engine compartment fires. Some of these vehicles were previously repaired in earlier recalls and we are aware of some post-repair vehicle fires but no crashes or fatalities.
There have been 19 reported minor injuries over the last six years. GM is finalizing a remedy for this condition.
Question and Answers
Q1. Which vehicles are involved?
A1. All 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue and 1997-2004 Buick Regal equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 3800 engine. Including Canada, Mexico and exports, the total global population is 1,411,332
Q2. What is the condition that allows the oil leaks?
A2. Aging and wear to the valve cover and valve cover gasket can allow oil seepage.
Q3. Why such a large recall?
A3. Fires are occurring in some vehicles fixed using repair procedures from earlier recalls. Also, we determined that some 2004 models not previously recalled may have a similar condition.
Q4. How many fires have been reported?
A4. Approximately 1,345 fires in vehicles repaired in earlier recalls for the issue.
Q5. Are these vehicle safe to drive?
A5. This condition does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle. When the condition occurred while the car was in operation, drivers have reported seeing smoke from the engine compartment. (Approximately 85 percent of the fires in this recall occurred when no one was in the vehicle.)
Q6. Is GM recommending that the vehicle be parked outside and not in a garage or other structure until it is repaired?
Q7. GM built these vehicles for several years after 2004. Why are later models not being recalled?
A7. A material change was made to the valve cover after the 2004 model year, which reduces the risk of this condition occurring in those vehicles.
Q8. What about other models with similar engines?
A8. We investigated other models from this era and found no defect trend.
Q9. How much did the NHTSA have to do in persuading GM to conduct this recall?
A9. We have been in regular communication with the agency regarding this issue, but NHTSA did not order or request that GM conduct the recall.
Q10. What about vehicles previously recalled that have not been repaired?
A10. When available, the service procedure for earlier recalls will be altered to provide the same remedy as for this recall. And GM will issue new customer letters for unrepaired vehicles involved in earlier recalls.
Q11. When can I expect to be able to get my vehicle repaired?
A11. GM is finalizing a remedy for this condition and is making every effort to resolve this situation as quickly as possible. Customers will be notified when to bring their vehicle to a GM dealer for this repair.
Q12. Will GM provide a free rental vehicle until the required repair is completed?
A12. No. This condition does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle. However, GM recommends that the vehicle be parked outside and not in a garage or other structure until it is repaired.
Edited by Loly, 19 December 2015 - 04:29 PM.
Posted 19 December 2015 - 05:21 PM
Werid. They sent me a fire blanket and bottle of water ...
Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:30 PM
Hey fast86GN don't park any of those GS Regals next to that nice GN.
Posted 20 December 2015 - 03:44 AM
Werid. They sent me a fire blanket and bottle of water ...
Do you drink the water and pee on the fire while in the blanket?.....too funny
Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:27 PM
Edited by Crazyguy03, 15 March 2017 - 10:28 PM.
Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:58 PM
Ouch! Customer Service and Satisfaction in the waiting room, lol! Your car is still Fooked but you paid anyway!
Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:58 AM
Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:43 PM
That is funny. I sent Dave a PM and he had them deleted in minutes.
Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:58 PM
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