GM Recall

Not that beleaguered automaker General Motors needed any more bad news, but now the company is recalling nearly 1.5 million vehicles because an oil leak could cause an engine fire. Affected vehicles are all powered by GM’s 3.8L V6 engine (though only non-supercharged engines are being recalled) and include: 1997-2003 Buick Regal; 1998-2003 Chevrolet Lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala; 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue; and 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix.

At the heart of the recall are three incidents where, under hard braking, oil has leaked from the engine and past a heat shield and splashed onto the exhaust manifold, catching fire. That fire spreads to a plastic spark plug wire guide and beyond. GM dealers will replace the spark plug wire guide with a redesigned version. (I have no clue how that fixes the problem, but apparently the government is satisfied.) 

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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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