September 3, 2003
GM Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Deville, Seville, Aurora and Bonneville
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
General Motors Corporation
Models: Cadillac Deville Years: 2002-2003
Cadillac Seville Years: 2002-2003
Oldsmobile Aurora Years: 2002-2003
Pontiac Bonneville Years: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 102,212
Dates of Manufacture: February – December 2002
Defect: On certain Cadillac passenger vehicles, funeral coaches, and
limousines equipped with a V8 (4.6L) engine, Oldsmobile Aurora vehicles
equipped with a V8 (4.0L ) engine, and Pontiac Bonneville SSEi vehicles
equipped with a supercharged V6 (3.8L) engine, the fuel tank pressure
sensors are unusually susceptible to malfunctions. If the sensor
malfunctions, excessive vacuum can be applied during self-diagnostic
testing. Fuel system components can be damaged, and fuel can leak from the
vehicle when it is refueled. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition
source can result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel tank pressure sensor. The manufacturer
has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the third
quarter of 2003. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Oldsmobile
at 1-800-630-6537, or Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V238/GM Recall No. 03038].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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