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#3889 of 4400 NHTSA-Recall Info - 1998 Bonneville (L36) Engine!
Mar 20, 2004 (3:16 pm)
* This one is for my 98 SSE!!!!- Just when I thought the car would never have any recalls- (LOL)
It seems to be for Buick and Olds vehicles also for that time span- * Note -ONLY FOR THE N/A(L36) ENGINES- NOT THE SUPERCHARGED (L67) Engines!!!!!
HERE IS THE INFO DIRECT FROM THE NHTSA SITE:
NHTSA Campaign ID Number- : 04V090000
Recall Date Feb 16th, 2004
Component: Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery
Build Dates: March 1,1997 to August 31, 1998
Potential # of Units Affected: 433632
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 3800 V6 (L36) Engines and certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, the regulators have a much higher than usual rate of fuel leaks. A leak can allow fuel to enter the intake manifold through a vacuum line. If the engine does not start when cranked, the fuel from the leaking regulator and a mistimed spark can cause a backfire.
The backfire can rupture the intake manifold. The rupture of the intake manifold can displace a fuel line, pulling an injector out of place, and causing a fuel leak and possible fire.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS WITH IMPROVED DIAPHRAGMS.
Owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners should contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537 or PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668
GM RECALL NO 03054B. Customers can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin Auto Safety hotline at 1-888-dash-dot (1-888-327-4236)
Mar 21, 2004 (9:39 am)
Looking at a 2001 SSEi with 27,000 miles on it with sunroof....what did these cost new and what would be a fair price for one?
Mar 21, 2004 (1:33 pm)
Value depends a bit on whether or not it has any other options (slider, chrome wheels, etc.) and mostly on regional demand. Still, it should fetch around $19k for that kind of mileage. I think they went for around $32-33k back in '01.
Hope that helps.
Mar 22, 2004 (9:28 am)
"One interesting bit of news from the sales manager was that the '05 Grand Prix GTP will have a 5.3L V8--still FWD. "
Has anyone else heard this?
Cross posting to GP board . . .
#3893 of 4400 Add't Info- From my post #3889- Recall 98 bonneville
Mar 22, 2004 (2:51 pm)
I called the Pontiac Cust Service # today- 1-800-620-7668. the Service Rep claims my VIN# is not being re-called- I guess not ALL cars made from 3/1/97 to 8/31/98 with the L36 engine have a bad Delphi Fuel Pressure Regulator- at least not according to the Pontiac Rep that I spoke to.I hope this guy wasn't giving me a BS Line! I'll still be watching out for anything in the mail from GM in the next few months!
Anyway- just thought I'd pass this on to any other members who have a Bonneville built between those dates with the N/A L36 Engine.- Give Pontiac a call and give them your VIN#
they'll let you know if your car is on the recall list and needs a Service Request # or if your car
#3894 of 4400 The '05 GP with a 5.3L?
Mar 23, 2004 (1:10 am)
It's only talk right now - I've not seen any official announcement on it. Originally called the "Grand Prix Autocross", some are dubbing it the "Grand Prix GXP" and are talking about it coming to market for March '05.
This fits with the strategy to make '05 as the final MY for the Bonneville by presenting the Grand Prix as a good alternative for Bonnie buyers (which aren't exactly legion). The thinking is that SE buyers might opt for the redesigned Buicks (the all-new LaCrosse or the refreshed-for-2005 LeSabre) and Bonneville SSEi/GXP buyers will opt for the Grand Prix GXP with SLE buyers shaking out somewhere between the two - and being the most likely to jump to the competition (e.g. Acura TL).
I suspect that GM would want to be coy on this announcement: it would seriously harm sales of current GP Comp Gs and Bonneville GXPs if buyers thought that a 350 hp GP was just a year away.
Here's all I could find on the GP Autocross: GM Media: Pontiac Grand Prix Autocross - SEMA 2003.
#3896 of 4400 Recall on the 1998 Bonneville
Mar 23, 2004 (8:41 am)
The main reason that you could have got the answer that your can is not recalled, is that GM hasn't recalled them yet. Therefore no vin listing is available to customer service or dealers. Once GM issues the recall, the vins will be available. Once a manufacturer makes a decission to recall a car, they have to notify the NHTSA, which lists the info. It still can be months before the actual dealer/customer notification takes place.
Mar 23, 2004 (9:26 am)
If GM issued a recall # -03054B does that mean they already know what vehicles to recall?
I'll just keep aware of it over the next few months.
Mar 23, 2004 (12:06 pm)
When GM issues the recall it will be numbered 03054B. As of now they know the cars that will be recalled, they just haven't made it known. If I recall reading that associated documentation at the NHTSA site, it showed a draft copy of the GM to dealer bulletin but didn't include the vin ranges.