November 17, 2003
General Motors Has Recalled the 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix
- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.
General Motors Corporation
Models: Pontiac Grand Prix Year: 2003
Number Potentially Involved: 59,528
Dates of Manufacture: October 2002 – August 2003
Noncompliance: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger
Car Braking Systems." On some of these vehicles, the right rear brake hose
fitting may not be tightened properly, and a brake fluid leak could occur.
If enough fluid leaks, the brake pedal will be lower than normal, stopping
distances will be longer and a crash could occur.
Remedy: Dealers will tighten the right rear brake hose fitting to the proper
torque specification, and add brake fluid if necessary. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification began Sept. 4, 2003. Owners may contact
Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.
[NHTSA Recall No.03V331/GM Recall No. 03045].
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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