NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 15V201000
RECALL DATE: 2015-04-06
General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on April 2, 2015, that they are is recalling certain model year 2004 Buick Regal vehicles manufactured April 9, 2003, to June 26, 2003, 2004 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured April 8, 2003, to June 25, 2003, and 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles manufactured April 7, 2003, to June 25, 2003. On May 18, 2015, GM expanded the recall to cover an additional 49,751 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the valve cover gasket may leak.
The leaking engine oil can drip onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a fire.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spark plug wire retainer to redirect the dripping oil. Vehicles that have a 3.8L V6 supercharged engine will also have the left valve cover gasket replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall began on April 24, 2015. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14574.
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