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September 10, 1999

General Motors Corporation


Buick Century Year: 1999

Number Involved: 168,035

Dates of Manufacture: March 1998 - April 1999

Defect: Passenger vehicles. Some of these vehicles exhibit a condition in which the antilock brake system (ABS) motor shorts to its case and grounds through a flexible brake fluid pipe. This short can cause extreme heating of the flexible brake pipe which can melt a nearby flexible plastic fuel hose, resulting in a fuel leak and possible under-hood fire.

Remedy: Dealers will install a ground cable from the electronic brake control module (EBCM) to the engine compartment body rail. Owner notification was expected to begin during July 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V170/GM Recall No. 99033]

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