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#1 of 428 Engine fires 3800 series II 1996-2003
Aug 11, 2006 (2:54 am)
Hi everyone, my 2002 grand prix had an engine compartment fire on March 11, 2006 and after much research by searching the web it become clear that the fire was caused the defective MOP intake manifold. I am looking for others that have had this experience with there GM 3800 series II engine made from 1996 to 2003. If you know anyone with same experience of an engine compartment fire in with there 3800 series II engine would you please respond.
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#2 of 428 Re: Engine fires 3800 series II 1996-2003 [ecfgm3800]
Aug 30, 2006 (7:13 am)
On March 23, 2006 my 2001 Pontiac Grand prix caught fire and burned. It was somewhere under the hood, could have been the engine compartment. GM sent a so-called "expert" to check it out and supposedly he couldn't determine the cause of the fire.
#3 of 428 Re: Engine fires 3800 series II 1996-2003 [bedens]
Sep 04, 2006 (5:49 pm)
I was changing the spark plugs on my 2002 Grand Prix GT today, and I bumped the fuel line where it connects to the fuel rail, and it sprayed gas all over the place. Does anyone else have that problem?
#4 of 428 Re: Engine fires 3800 series II 1996-2003 [ecfgm3800]
Sep 05, 2006 (12:05 pm)
My 2000 Grand Prix GT had an engine fire yesterday. After I turned on the ignition there was a loud "backfire" noise and flames came out of the engine compartment. The car is trashed. GM has to be aware of this dangerous problem and is obviously not taking any responsibility for it.
#5 of 428 1999 Grand Prix Fire
Sep 19, 2006 (5:27 am)
Our Grand Prix was totalled by fire in less than 15 min. The fire department was called but too late. The car smelled hot. Shut car off opened hood and flames erupted and within minutes it was a ball of fire. Contacted GM their response was basically too bad.. sorry to hear that... we can't do anything. They suggested we get the car towed from the wreckers and take it to the nearest GM dealer to inspect it to see why it burned. We explained that the car was totally burned. They said well it is just our recommendation. All this to be done out of our pocket.
We contacted the GM dealer and he said he didn't think that was a great idea and thought GM was crazy.
I then contacted our attorney and he advised to contact GM again and inform them we would contact Better Business Bureau and if need be go the legal route. GM called back 3 days later and said they would send an investigator. After a month they let us know the investigator couldn't determine the cause of the fire.... geeeee really??? And, there was nothing more they could do. We are now proceeding with the BBB and if need be the legal route. Cars just don't burn up... this was a well maintained vehicle and thank goodness no one was injured.
What is it going to take before they acknowledge they have a problem? Hopefully nothing as serious as personal injury. GM needs to step up to the plate
#6 of 428 Re: Engine fires 3800 series II 1996-2003 [samny]
Sep 19, 2006 (6:02 am)
OK something has to be done about this. If we all get together on this I think we can do something.
#7 of 428 Re: Engine fires 3800 series II 1996-2003 [bedens]
Sep 21, 2006 (5:18 am)
Yes, I know something has to be done... but what???? It is like David fighting Goliath. We just heard back from GM yesterday via mail stating Gm is not responsible.
Their investigator could not determine the cause due to the severe burning. Surely, they have to have some culpability in this......................
#9 of 428 Re: Engine fires 3800 series II 1996-2003 [ecfgm3800]
Oct 04, 2006 (6:52 pm)
I HAVE A 1998 GRAND PRIX GT 3800 SERIES II THAT STARTED ON FIRE SEPTEMBER 8 2006. THE FIRE TOOK OUT THE WHOLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WITHIN 15 MINUTES. HOW DO I GO ABOUT FILING WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU? OBVIOUSLY I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE THIS HAPPENED TO. THERES GOT TO BE SOME KIND OF ACTION WE TAKE.