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1996 Buick Regal
3.1L 6-cyl Engine Code [M] Engine Code [M]
160 bhp. @ 5200 rpm / Torque: 185 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
3.1L - V 6-cyl (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9:1

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  API*
    Above 0 F  »  10W-30
    All TEMPS  »  5W-30
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid  »  PS003

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from Dexron II or III to
    Dexron VI per a Technical Service Bulletin from the
    manufacturer
    [2] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3. Original recommendation
    P/N 12377967 has been replaced by P/N 19353126.

  6. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.5 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  11.6 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 4T60-E Initial Fill  »  7.4 quarts
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed 4T60-E  »  13.4 quarts
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  18 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EA15K29)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51040 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 46302 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33311 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58837 Auto Tran Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    ASTGasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    APIP.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ASL5W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ASL)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLF5W-30 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLF)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEF5W-30 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEF)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATLSignature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

A fuel efficient automatic transmission fluid recommended for GM, Ford and Toyota transmissions where lighter viscosity oil is required. Provides the same excellent protection and performance as AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle ATF. Recommended ...
OTLOE Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
PSFMulti-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
BFLVDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
GLCSynthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NLGI #2 (GLC)

AMSOIL Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease is qualified against the highest grease standards and designed for multiple-use applications. Composed of premium-quality synthetic base oils and calcium sulfonate complex thickeners, Multi-Purpose Grease provide...
GWRSynthetic Water Resistant Grease NLGI#2 (GWR)

Superior Lubrication and Protection in Automotive and Industrial Applications With Extensive Exposure to Water Package sizes include: 3-oz. Cartridges (not sold individually, comes in a pack of 3) 3-oz. Cartridges (case of 10) 14-oz. Cartri...
GRGDOMINATOR Synthetic Racing Grease (GRG)

Exceptional High-Speed/High-Temperature Performance. AMSOIL DOMINATOR® Synthetic Racing Grease is engineered to protect high-performance bearings and chassis components in racing applications operated on snow, dirt, water or track. Package siz...
ANTPCPassenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANTAntifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix fuel filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.
wix transmission filterWIX Automotive & Light Truck Transmission Filters

WIX Transmission Filters protect automatic transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Parking brake cable guides
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricated guides used in routing the parking brake cable between the control handle/pedal and brakes.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Chassis
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The frame of a vehicle to which the body attaches.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel tank, cap & lines
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A reservoir for the vehicle's fuel.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
1.1
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
7.4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Automatic transmission filter(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A component in most automatic transmissions that is fitted over the fluid intake, usually in the pan, that prevents debris and other contaminants from circulating throughout the transmission's inner workings and potentially causing unnecessary wear or damage. Some transmissions use a reusable metal or nylon mesh-type screen in place of a disposable filter.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Spark plug wires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge the spark plug(s).
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
577106A
NHTSA Item Number:
50571

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Cold start rattle noise. ( nhtsa item number - 50571 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
677164
NHTSA Item Number:
51296

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent neutral or loss of drive at highway speeds or from fourth gear (replace control valve body assembly). ( nhtsa item number - 51296 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
577106A
NHTSA Item Number:
51497

Component Description: Power train:driveline:driveshaft.

Service Bulletin Summary: Cold start rattle noise (diagnosis/service procedure). ( nhtsa item number - 51497 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
676305
NHTSA Item Number:
52580

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cables.

Service Bulletin Summary: Difficult to depress accelerator pedal and/or accelerator cable separation (install accelerator cable and clip). ( nhtsa item number - 52580 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
549001A
NHTSA Item Number:
52600

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Cln indicator appears on radio display and does not turn off (reset cln indicator with the eject button on tape). ( nhtsa item number - 52600 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-06-01
Bulletin Number:
736313
NHTSA Item Number:
52563

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Reduced engine performance, restricted fuel flow (clean fuel tank, replace in-line fuel filter and fuel pump strainer). ( nhtsa item number - 52563 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-08-01
Bulletin Number:
970801676305
NHTSA Item Number:
54418

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles experience difficulties to depress accelerator pedal and/or an accelerator cable separation. ( nhtsa item number - 54418 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-08-01
Bulletin Number:
970801735026
NHTSA Item Number:
54419

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Comment that the abs light is on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) 46 and 86 set as current or history. ( nhtsa item number - 54419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
9709016116A
NHTSA Item Number:
54327

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Comments of an engine oil leak that appears to originate toward the driver's side of the vehicle; rear of engine. ( nhtsa item number - 54327 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
9709013202B
NHTSA Item Number:
54328

Component Description: Steering:wheel and handle bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing intermittent steering column snap or click noise when turning. ( nhtsa item number - 54328 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
971101776304
NHTSA Item Number:
54066

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject pertaining to driveability symptoms due to fuel injector deposits. ( nhtsa item number - 54066 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-12-01
Bulletin Number:
97121797022
NHTSA Item Number:
54475

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on hvac manual climate control mode selector first phase owner notification letter mailing. ( nhtsa item number - 54475 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
98776304A
NHTSA Item Number:
600282

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system:injectors.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a driveability symptom of long or hard starts, chuggle, rough idle and light or intermittent misfire. ( nhtsa item number - 600282 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
10001
NHTSA Item Number:
601769

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on growling noise in transaxle during first four minutes after start up. ( nhtsa item number - 601769 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-07-01
Bulletin Number:
876002A
NHTSA Item Number:
615073

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some v6 engines may, on a very infrequent basis, have an oil odor condition that is generally encountered after the engine's oil has been changed. Typically the odor lasts approximately 1000 miles after the change of oil and then does not re ( nhtsa item number - 615073 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-07-01
Bulletin Number:
533307B
NHTSA Item Number:
615074

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit front suspension scrunch / popping type noise coming from the front of vehicle that is apparent during low speed turning maneuvers. ( nhtsa item number - 615074 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
876522
NHTSA Item Number:
609669

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: A malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminating on the vehicle's instrument panel after a long deceleration with the transmission typically in the overdrive position. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 609669 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-02-01
Bulletin Number:
990604005
NHTSA Item Number:
604343

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some owners may experience a driveability symptom of long or hard starts, chuggle, rough idle and light or intermittent misfire. ( nhtsa item number - 604343 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
990309004
NHTSA Item Number:
6088680

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Customers may complain of grinding / scraping / groaning noise from rear suspension. ( nhtsa item number - 6088680 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-12-01
Bulletin Number:
990730030
NHTSA Item Number:
6089996

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60 or 4t60-e transxales may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when in park on incline. ( nhtsa item number - 6089996 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
4615
NHTSA Item Number:
10023171

Component Description: Service brakes, air.

Service Bulletin Summary: Abs pump running when not needed. ( nhtsa item number - 10023171 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-02-01
Bulletin Number:
010601007
NHTSA Item Number:
619176

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some owners may comment on engine coolant consumption, or an engine coolant leak near or under the throttle body area ofthe upper intake manifold. ( nhtsa item number - 619176 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-02-01
Bulletin Number:
010601008
NHTSA Item Number:
619177

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some owners may comment on a repeat engine oil pan leak. ( nhtsa item number - 619177 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
990604005A
NHTSA Item Number:
619360

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some owners may comment on driveability symptons of long or hard starts, chuggle, rough idle and light or intermittent misfire due to clogged fuel injectors. ( nhtsa item number - 619360 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
990730030A
NHTSA Item Number:
619370

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owners of some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60, 4t60-e or 4t65-e transaxles may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when standing in park on a hill or slope with the engine running and the parking ( nhtsa item number - 619370 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
010601010A
NHTSA Item Number:
620810

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding polymer service pistons. ( nhtsa item number - 620810 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-07-01
Bulletin Number:
010601007A
NHTSA Item Number:
620835

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing excessive engine coolant consumption, or an engine coolant leak near or under the throttle body area of the upper intake manifold. ( nhtsa item number - 620835 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
020601014
NHTSA Item Number:
634708

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding revised lower intake manifold installation. ( nhtsa item number - 634708 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
010601008A
NHTSA Item Number:
634813

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some owners may comment on a repeat engine oil pan leak. ( nhtsa item number - 634813 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
010601002A
NHTSA Item Number:
10000782

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Revised piston pin removal / installation procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 10000782 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01292004
NHTSA Item Number:
10013031

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Power steering gear lower pinion bearing, safety recall 03062. ( nhtsa item number - 10013031 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-06-01
Bulletin Number:
040601017
NHTSA Item Number:
10008471

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe.

Service Bulletin Summary: New upper intake manifold and gasket kits. ( nhtsa item number - 10008471 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-06-01
Bulletin Number:
040601021
NHTSA Item Number:
10012148

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: New rear main seal and special tool for installation. ( nhtsa item number - 10012148 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
050604058
NHTSA Item Number:
10017568

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent chuggle or fishbite on light acceleration or a highway speeds with no diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs). ( nhtsa item number - 10017568 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
CUTLASS, CUTLASS SUPREME, GRAND PRIX, INTRIGUE, LUMINA, MALIBU, MONTE CARLO, REGAL
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
03V527000
Recall Date:
December 11th, 2003
Units Affected:
750,283

Affected Component: Steering:rack and pinion.

Summary: Certain passenger vehicles have lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly in which the retainer tabs were not crimped properly. These retainers could fail and permit the ball bearings to escape. .

Conequence: If this occurs, the pinion shaft can be forced upward during left turns and back down as the steering wheel is moved back and to the right. If the pinion shaft moves further, the driver will need to exert more effort to turn the steering wheel, similar to a vehicle without power assisted steering. If the pinion shaft moves even further, the driver will require much higher effort to turn left and may not be able to turn the wheel as much as intended. With the maximum pinion shaft movement, which requires internal gear component damage, the driver can encounter high resistance to turning left, followed by unintended power assist to the right. In any of these conditions, a crash could occur. .

Remedy: Dealers will install a new lower pinion bearing unless inspect of the existing bearing indicates that replacement of the gear assembly is necessary. Owner notification began on february 5, 2004. Owners should contact buick at 1-866-608-8080; chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537; or pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. .

Notes: Gm recall no. 03062. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
2
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET, GMC, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
ACHIEVA, ALERO, AZTEK, BERETTA, CAMARO, CAVALIER, CENTURY, CORSICA, CUTLASS, FIREBIRD, GRAND AM, GRAND PRIX, IMPALA, LUMINA, LUMINA APV, MALIBU, MONTANA, MONTE CARLO, REGAL, RENDEZVOUS, S10, SILHOUETTE, SKYLARK, SONOMA, SUNFIRE, TRANS SPORT, VENTURE
Year(s):
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Manufacturer:
DELPHI
NHTSA ID:
07E021000
Recall Date:
March 12th, 2007
Units Affected:
742

Affected Component: Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices.

Summary: Certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, p/nos. Fp10020-11b1, fp10026-11b1, and fp10027-11b1, sold after january 9, 2007, as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles listed above. The universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an o'ring and retainer. .

Conequence: Fuel may leak, possibly resulting in a fire. .

Remedy: Delphi will notify owners and replace the upr free of charge. The recall began on april 23, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 877-411-8770. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket delphi fuel pressure regulators and has no relation to any original equipment installed by general motors. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

#
3
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET
Model(s):
LUMINA, REGAL
Year(s):
1996
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
96V069000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
43,213

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: The left front brake line can contact the transaxle mounting bracket or attachment bolt. .

Conequence: This condition can cause the brake line to wear through, resulting in loss of brake fluid and eventual loss of one-half of the vehicle's brake system, increasing the potential for a vehicle accident. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicle for proper brake line clearance and reposition those brake lines found to have less than minimal clearance. Additionally, those brake lines found to have an indentation caused by the contact will be replaced and properly routed. .

Notes: System: brakes; hydraulic; lines. Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or buick at 1-800-521-7300. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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Make(s):
BUICK, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
88, 98, BONNEVILLE, LESABRE, PARK AVENUE, REGAL, RIVIERA
Year(s):
1996, 1997
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
96V116000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
275,811

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system.

Summary: A backfire during engine starting can cause breakage of the upper intake manifold. .

Conequence: This condition can cause a no-start condition and possibly an engine compartment fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will update the powertrain control module programming. Until the campaign repair is made, the vehicle hood should be shut whenever starting the vehicle to reduce the chance of personal injury. .

Notes: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with 3. 8l v6 engine. Owner notification: owner notifications began during july 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact buick at 1-800-521-7300; pontiac at 1-800-762-2737; or oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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