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GM recalling 1.5M vehicles over potential fires

Justin Bimmer

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WASHINGTON – General Motors Corp. is recalling 1.5 million vehicles because of potential engine fires.

GM says there have been no reports of any fires or injuries.

Some of the recalled vehicles are no longer in production. The recall includes the 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue, the 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1997-2003 Buick Regal, and the 1998-2003 Chevrolet Lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala.

It involves vehicles with a 3.8-liter V6 engine. The government says drops of oil could fall into the exhaust system and cause a fire in the engine.

GM spokesman Kerry Christopher says it was a precautionary measure for consumers.

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I own a 2000 Grand Prix. . .

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Does this have anything to do with DexCool?

No, that's the infamous intake/plenum fiasco that is a class action law suit. GM recalled some screws in the plenum about 5 years ago, basically so they could inspect the intake and see if it was leaking.

This is new and different.

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Seems like this is just an expansion of the same recall for supercharged only W bodies of the same era. We have been dealing with it for months. Just involves changing the front valve cover gasket and putting new clamps on the spark plug wires. Big whoop.

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