By Stephen Markley on March 14, 2008
GM has issued a recall for the 1997-2003 Buick Regal GS and the Pontiac Grand Prix GTP from the same model years, not surprisingly for the same problem: a potential oil leak.
Hard braking may cause oil to leak under the exhaust manifold's heat shield, which could potentially start a small fire. The fire may not even occur until after the car has been parked for five to 10 minutes, so GM suggests not parking the car in any closed structure (including a garage or carport).
GM sent out notifications today, and dealerships should be prepared to fix the problem. The recall affects 207,542 vehicles. Follow the link to GM’s homepage for further information.