GM Recalling Supercharged Buick Regal & Pontiac Grand Prix Sedans Photos

Today’s recall concerns 207,542 MY 1997-2003 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8L supercharged V6 engine. According to GM, engine oil can leak from the valve cover and migrate during manoeuvres such as hard braking. If by any chance the oil reaches the hot exhaust manifold, it may ignite causing an underhood fire.

Unfortunately for the owners of the affected Regal and Grand Prix models, GM stated that that there’s a current shortage of spare parts. What GM recommends that owners do until sufficient parts become available, is that they take the following precautions:

  1. It is strongly recommend that owners do not park their vehicle in a garage, car port, or other structure
  2. If owners notice a burning odor, they should have their dealer inspect the vehicle. The dealer will inspect the vehicle without charge
  3. Use premium fuel (91 octane or higher) in the vehicle as recommended in the vehicle’s owner manual.
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