Safety Alert

In case you missed it, GM is recalling more than 207,000 1997-2003 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix sedans equipped with 3.8L supercharged V6 engines. GM said the cars can develop oil leaks that can cause fires, and the vehicles should not be parked in garages or carports (or fast lube bays, for that matter). 

According to the recall notice, oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold if a driver brakes hard, and if the oil gets hot enough it can catch fire. The problem has reportedly led to 267 fires and six injuries. Owners of these vehicles can take them back to a GM dealer for free repair.

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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