General Motors Recall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix sedans because they can develop oil leaks that can cause fires. General Motors Corp. says it is recalling more than 207,000 Buick

GM says the cars are safe to drive, but drivers should not park them in garages or carports.

The automaker said Friday the recall affects 1997 to 2003 Buick Regal GS and Grand Prix GDP models with 3.8-liter supercharged V-6 engines.

GM says oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold if a driver brakes hard. If the oil gets hot enough it can catch fire. It says the problem has caused 267 fires and six injuries. The company says owners will be notified when parts are available to fix the problem.

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  • by Jose Utrera. Location: Chicago Illinois on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:13 PM
    I owe a 2004 pomtiac grand prix gt, and i have problems with the power stering, the recall is for the 2005 pontiacs, what should i do in my case? I replaced the power stering pump and still the same. also is leaking oil by the oil pan. plese help me, thankyou.
  • by Richard Location: Northern Kentucky on Dec 3, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    I have a 01 supercharged gtp pontiac Grand Prix 3.8. I have oil leakage and coolant leaks at the lower intake manifold and engine. I am about to have these things repaired by a garage at a costly price, is any of these problems covered under the GM recalls
  • by CHERYL Location: TENNESSEE on Sep 6, 2009 at 09:02 AM
    I filed a claim with GM over a 1996 Buick Regal that really went up in flames while I was driving it. I sent them all the info they requested, fire report, pictures and form information they requested. They denied my claim. I think I should sue them they could have killed me. The value of the car was not that much, the peace of mind stole from me was priceless.
  • by Jack Reed Location: Cleveland GA. on Oct 11, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    1995 3.8,L, Buick Lasabera. Heater,& A/c does not come on no power to them I have check the fuses.
  • by Robin Miller Location: Higginsville MO on Jun 15, 2008 at 10:40 AM
    Approx 1 year ago, a valve spring broke mysteriously according to my machanic and caused a bent valve which cost me 1200.00 to repair. I cannot help but think it is all connected. The big bummer is that I still have a knock that has been unable to be repaired. If there is a mechanic out that that can help....would appreciate it. I have always been a GM fan, but with a paint problem on a 2000 and now this, I will probably have to move to another brand. I will be filing for reimbursment due to my mechanic feeling this is all connected. We will see what happens.
  • by Ewa Location: los angeles on Apr 9, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    I need to replace intake manifold in Buick Century 2000, it is leaking it is not included in the recall. what should I why do.
  • by kay Location: dallas on Apr 1, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    need to replace intake manifold it is leaking it is not included in the recall why
  • by Wende Plante Location: Minden on Mar 27, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    Well since I bought my Grandprix, I have problems with seat, radio, heater and lights shorting out, window button for drivers window breaking and also truck not opening. I've also had to replace then entrie passenger side axle, everything except the tire. Has this been a problem.
  • by mike Location: ontario on Mar 23, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    my 2003 grand prix with 67.00km on it was leaking oil from the bottom intake manifold gasket and i presume onto the exhaust but i guess there havent been enough fires on the gts yet for gm to recall i had to pay to get mine fixed along with the upper intake manifold gsaket which was leaking coolant into my motor hopefully caught it early enough no thancks to gm final thoughts i feal cheated by gm and i can garuantee it will never happen with another vehicle
  • by Dorothy Location: South Bend Indiana on Mar 18, 2008 at 06:00 AM
    My Buick dealer told me I have an intake manifold gasket leak in my 2003 Buick Century. This should be included in the recall.
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