1,497,516 CARS WITH 3.8L ENGINES RECALLED BY GENERAL MOTORS


The cars are listed below. The problem with the cars? Their 3.8L engine may result in drops of engine oil being deposited on the exhaust manifold during/after hard braking. When the manifold is really hot; that could create a fire. These vehicles – which were built no more recently than 2003 and as far in the past as 1997 – need to undergo a fix where their spark plug wire retention channel is removed at the front of the engine to be replaced by two spark plug wire retainers. This Recall, says NHTSA, involves about 1.5 million vehicles. Well, 1,497,516 to be exact. This sounds so much the opposite of what the doctor ordered for General Motors this month. The vehicles are:


1997-2003 Buick Regal
2000-2003 Chevrolet Impala
1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina
1998-2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix