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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
OCTOBER 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models:
Oldsmobile Intrigue Year: 1999

Number Involved: 2,732

Dates of Manufacture: April - August 1998

Defect: Some of these passenger vehicles, equipped with a 3.8 Liter engine, were built without a heater hose clip. This can allow the hose to sag and contact the oxygen sensor, resulting in a coolant leak. If a coolant leak were to occur, and leaking coolant contact the hot exhaust manifold, an engine compartment fire could result.

Remedy: Dealers will install a heater hose clip. Owner notification began Oct. 19, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98V241/GM Recall No. 98055]

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.