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2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags With Head Protection
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front and Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Front Active Head Restraints
  • Crash Sensor Sends GPS Signal
  • Automatic Safety Rollbar
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Front and Rear Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2012 Rolls-Royce Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
No recalls exist.
 


1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr Convertible SE (CMI)

  • Driver & front passenger next generation reduced-force airbags
  • Rear center lap belt
  • Assist handles
  • Driver seat lumbar adjuster
  • Enhanced Traction System
  • Brake/trans shift interlock
  • Side-guard door beams
  • Front/rear outboard manual lap/shoulder belts
  • Rear shoulder belt child comfort guides
 
Crash Test Results for the 1998 Pontiac Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1998 Pontiac Bonneville 5332Not
Tested
1998 Pontiac Firebird 4534Not
Tested
1998 Pontiac Grand Am Not
Tested
Not
Tested
13Not
Tested
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 4413Not
Tested
1998 Pontiac Sunfire 3412Not
Tested
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 43Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 2dr Convertible SE (CMI)
1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE:

Bulletin Number: 00004
GENERAL MOTOR HAS DEDICED THAT CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L ENGINES (VIN 4), MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE UPPER RADITOR HOSE CONTACTS THE BATTERY TRAY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 000089008A
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING THE 1996 THROUGH 2000 TOYOTA C

Bulletin Number: 000089008B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING 1988-2004 CHEVROLET AND GMC LI

Bulletin Number: 000089008E
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY WANT TO TOW THEIR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH ALL FOUR TIRES ONT HE GROUND. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING RECREATIONAL (DINGHY) TOWING FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES INCLUDING 1988-2004 CHEVROLET AND GMC LI

Bulletin Number: 00032
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE ILLUMINATION OF THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT AND CODE P0300 (GENERAL MISFIRE), WITH DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS OF ENGINE MISFIRE, ROUGH IDLE AND HESITATION. **MR

Bulletin Number: 0004
UPPER RADIATOR HOSE CONTACTS THE BATTERY TRAY, WHICH MAY RESULT IN ENGINE COLLANT LEAK, WITH A LOW COOLANT TELLTALE (WARNING LAMP) ILLUMINATING ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *MJS

Bulletin Number: 000524001
INFORMATION REGARDING SNOW INTRUSION INTO REAR DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLIES. **MR

Bulletin Number: 000849003
EXPERIENCING A RATTLE / SQUEAK IN RIGHT SIDE OF INSTRUMENT PANEL OR RIGHT FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL SCRATCHED OR RIGHT SIDE END OF INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTACTING DOOR TRIM PANEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 000849006
EXHIBITING A RATTLE TYPE NOISE FROM GLOVE BOX DOOR OR KEY LOCK CYLINDER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 000851001
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE BLACK PLASTIC HOUSING AROUND THE OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR TURNS CHALKY OR IS DULL IN COLOR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00113
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE CONTACTS THE BATTERY TRAY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00966
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00966B
ABS FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01-02-32-001
CONCERNS WITH CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE TURNING MANEUVER / STEERING WHEEL ROTATION.*JB (LUBRICATE OR REPLACE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AS APPROPRIATE). UPDATED 10/05/07. *NJ UPDATED 4/1/08. *NJ UPDATED 7/1/2008 *PE

Bulletin Number: 010232001B
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A CLUNK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE DURING A TURNING MANEUVER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010232001C
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON A CLUNK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE DURING A TURNING MANEUVER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010232001F
CLUNK FELT/NOISE HEARD FROM STEERING COLUMN, STEERING GEAR AND/OR FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER AND/OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010601004
EXHIBITING A LOUD HOOT / WHISTLING NOISE AT START UP DURING COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURE. *JB

Bulletin Number: 010601030
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON HIGHER THAN EXPECTED ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION, AND HAVING TO ADD OIL BETWEEN OIL CHANGES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010601030A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON HIGHER THAN EXPECTED ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010602012
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON LEAKAGE OF A FEW DROPS OF COOLANT AFTER PARKING THEIR VEHICLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010844005A
INFORMATION ON ERROR CODES ON RADIO DISPLAY THEIR CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE ACTION. *EH

Bulletin Number: 010849009
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) REPLACEMENT. NLM

Bulletin Number: 01598
SUNROOF SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO 03-08-67-009.*MR

Bulletin Number: 01967
FRONT SUSPENSION STEER NOISE SMOOTH ROAD TURNS. *MR

Bulletin Number: 020308006
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING ISSUED TO REVISE THE FRONT SUSPENSION FASTNER TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS.*TT

Bulletin Number: 020601
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVERS OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *JB

Bulletin Number: 020604011
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0140. *TT

Bulletin Number: 020730050
ENGINEERING CHANGES TO THE VALVE BODY, PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE, 2-3 ACCUMULATOR VALVE AND BORE FOR 2002-2003 MODEL YEAR 4T45E TRANSAXLES AND SUBSEQUENT OVERHAUL PROCEDURES WHICH AFFECT 1995-2001 MODEL YEAR TRANSAXLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 02232004
IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE START POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 022703
INOPERATIVE MANUAL OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR(S). *TT *JB

Bulletin Number: 030730021
NEUTRAL FLARE AND/OR RPM FLARE WHILE IN DRIVE, NO 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P1810, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1815 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030730021A
NEUTRAL FLARE AND/OR RPM FLARE WHILE IN DRIVE, NO 1-2 UPSHIFT, SERVICE ENGINE SOON (SES) LIGHT ILLUMINATED, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P1810, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1815 SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030864009A
LEFT OUTSIDE BREAKAWAY MIRROR INOPERATIVE. *TT UPDATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030864011A
MIRROR VIBRATES AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030867004
PARTS AVAILABILITY FOR SUNROOF REPAIRS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 030867009
SUNROOF WILL NOT OPEN OR CLOSE COMPLETELY DUE TO THE SUNROOF MOTOR. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04002
PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL IGNITION CIRCUIT THERMAL EVENTS. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 040235004D
CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER/STEERING WHEEL ROTATION. *TT *NM

Bulletin Number: 04122004
IGNITION CIRCUIT THERMAL EVENTS, THREE PHASE SAFETY RECALL 04002. GM VOICEMAIL EXPRESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04152004
VEHICLES MAY SET ANYONE OR A COMBINATION OF FRONT-WHEEL SPEED SENSOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM CODES AS INTERMITTENT OR HARD FAILURES. GM VOICEMAIL EXPRESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 05-06-04-035D
This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle.

Bulletin Number: 051101
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLUNK TYPE NOISE ESPECIALLY FELT IN THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE TURNING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 070232006
CLUNK FELT/NOISE HEARD FROM STEERING COLUMN, STEERING GEAR AND/OR FRONT OF VEHICLE DURING TURNING MANEUVER AND/OR STEERING WHEEL ROTATION (LUBRICATE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT [I-SHAFT]). *NJ

Bulletin Number: 070730025
INFORMATION ON 4T40-E (MN4) AND 4T45-E (MN5) FRONT WHEEL DRIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY RECONDITIONING, DTC P0741, P0742, P0751, P0752, P0756, P0757, P1811, HARSH SHIFTS, SLIPS, NO DRIVE, NO REVERSE. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 090801
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION AND HAVING TO ADD OIL BETWEEN CHANGES. *JG

Bulletin Number: 150900
THIS MESSAGE CONCERNS VEHICLES EXHIBITING A CLUNK NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. CUSTOMERS MAY STATE THAT A CLUNK NOISE IS HEARD WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 16NA260
THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO CALIBR

Bulletin Number: 17-NA-073
This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 17NA073
This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy.

Bulletin Number: 180101
INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING CLUNK OR BUMP NOISE USUALLY HEARD WHEN TURNING EMITTING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THIS CONDITION MAY ALSO BE FELT THROUGH THE STEERING WHEEL OF VEHICLE WITH THE CAR IN PARK OR MOVING SLOWLY AND THE STEERING

Bulletin Number: 291001
CUSTOMER CONCERN OF PREMATURE FOG LAMP FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3253
VEHICLE WILL NOT MOVE IN EITHER DIRECTION. TRANSMISSION MAY SHOW OVER FULL. P90 4T40E 4T45E NO MOVEMENT DRIVE OR REVERSE. CONVERTER MAY BE EMPTY OF FLUID. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3447
4T40E OR 4T45E WILL NOT SHIFT NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4615
ABS PUMP RUNNING WHEN NOT NEEDED. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 636604C
COMMENTS THAT A METALLIC NOISE OR COLD RAP HEARD ON COLD EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 831518A
COMPLAINTS ON FRONT OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE STICKS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 831522
REAR COMPARTMENT (TRUNK) LID LATCH DIFFICULT TO UNLOCK / OPEN. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101731616
COMMENTS THAT THE SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101776525
COMMENTS ABOUT HESITATION, ENGINE SAG, OR A COLD ENGINE STALL DURING LIGHT ACCELERATATION (DRIVEWAY). *YC

Bulletin Number: 98013
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3T40 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THERE IS A SLOW OR NO SECOND TO THIRD GEAR UPSHIFT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98017
VALVE ROCKER ARM COVER FAILED, CAUSING OIL CNSUMPTION TO INCREASE. YD

Bulletin Number: 98017
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT INCREASED OIL CONSUMPTION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98017
EXHIBITING INCREASED OIL CONSUMPTION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98017
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION CAMPAIGN INVOLVING VEHICLES EXHIBITING INCREASED OIL CONSUMPTION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98041
UPPER RADIATOR HOSE MAY CONTACT BATTERY TRAY. YD

Bulletin Number: 98041
UPPER RADIATOR HOSE CONTACTING BATTERY TRAY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98119
SUBJECT ON THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98120
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A INCREASED OIL CONSUMPTION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98636604A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT THAT A METALLIC NOISE OR

Bulletin Number: 98636604B
COMMENTS THAT A METALLIC NOISE ON COLD EXHAUST SYSTEMS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98731616A
SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98836416
CONDITIONS REGARDING WEAK OR DISCHARGED BATTERY, SLOW STARTING, GEN OR MIL LAMP ON, VARIOUS DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98876519
SUBJECT ON DTC U1016, STORED CODE WITH NO ACTIVE SYMPTOMS ( REPROGRAM PCM ). *YC

Bulletin Number: 98877166
COMMENTS ON A DELAYED, SLOW OR NO SECOND TO THIRD GEAR UPSHIFT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98877166
SOME OWNERS OUTSIDE OF THE RECALL POPULATION MAY COMMENT ON A DELAYED, SLOW OR NO SECOND TO THIRD GEAR UPSHIFT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 990138003
SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.2L ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT A ENGINE / TRANSMISSION WHINE AT 2800 - 32000 RPM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990308004
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO FRONT AND / OR REAR STABILIZER SHAFT SQUAWK / SQUEAK NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030A
OWNERS OF SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60, 4T60-E OR 4T65-E TRANSAXLES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN STANDING IN PARK ON A HILL OR SLOPE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE PARKING

Bulletin Number: 990850007
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THERE IS A BULGE IN THE MATERIAL ON THE TOP BACKSIDE OF EITHER FRONT BUCKET SEAT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990857019
CONDITIONS WITH WATER LEAK AT FRONT HEADER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990864015
CONCERNS WITH THE LEFT HAND MANUAL MIRROR NOT ADJUSTING WHEN THE ADJUSTMENT LEVER IS MOVED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990864026
ON SOME CONVERTIBLE MODELS, THE DOOR RATTLES WHEN CLOSING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990940001
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN THAT THE FRONT SEAT SHOULDER BELT PLASTIC COVER WILL NOT STAY SNAPPED IN PLACE ON COUPE MODELS ONLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: NAS19990040
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO CORRECT COOLANT LEVEL FOR PROPER COOLING SYSTEM OPERATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696A
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696B
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC4696C
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIC5913
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint lamp, Service Vehicle Soon lamp on and/or radio locked, possibly after module replacement. Techni

Bulletin Number: PIP4723B
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: VSS19990020
SUBJECT REGARDING REQUEST FOR CUSTOMER COMPLAINT VEHICLES WHICH HAVE A FRONT BRAKE SQUEAK / SQUEAL NOISE COMPLAINT. *TT

 
Recalls for 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 2dr Convertible SE (CMI)
1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V286000
Component: STEERING:RACK AND PINION
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 04/01/1997 - 10/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 1159156
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.
Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE PINION SHAFT CAN BE FORCED UPWARD DURING LEFT TURNS AND BACK DOWN AS THE STEERING WHEEL IS MOVED BACK AND TO THE RIGHT. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL NEED TO EXERT MORE EFFORT TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL, SIMILAR TO A VEHICLE WITHOUT POWER ASSISTED STEERING. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES EVEN FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL REQUIRE MUCH HIGHER EFFORT TO TURN LEFT AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL AS MUCH AS INTENDED. WITH THE MAXIMUM PINION SHAFT MOVEMENT, WHICH REQUIRES INTERNAL GEAR COMPONENT DAMAGE, THE DRIVER CAN ENCOUNTER HIGH RESISTANCE TO TURNING LEFT, FOLLOWED BY UNINTENDED POWER ASSIST TO THE RIGHT. IN ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW LOWER PINION BEARING UNLESS INSPECT OF THE EXISTING BEARING INDICATES THAT REPLACEMENT OF THE GEAR ASSEMBLY IS NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 24, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 04V036000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 03/01/1997 - 09/30/1998
Potential Units Affected: 1415231
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.
Consequence:
IF THE SWITCH IS DAMAGED, A FIRE COULD OCCUR IN THE STEERING COLUMN, EVEN WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE KEY REMOVED. THE FIRE COULD SPREAD TO THE INTERIOR OF THE CAR, WHICH COULD INJURE OCCUPANTS OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO ADJOINING STRUCTURES.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY KIT IN THESE VEHICLES TO PREVENT HIGH CURRENT FROM FLOWING THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND CHECK THAT YOUR CAR WILL START WITH A PROPERLY CHARGED BATTERY AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BEGIN ON MARCH 1, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668, BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CHECK THEIR VEHICLE ONLINE BY GOING TO WWW.MYGMLINK.COM AND ENTERING THE VEHICLE'S IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.
1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V219000
Component: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 11/01/1997 - 11/11/1997
Potential Units Affected: 24
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE WHEEL LUG NUTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED SECURELY RESULTING IN A FRACTURE OF THE WHEEL STUDS.
Consequence:
THE WHEEL COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE. IF THE VEHICLE WERE IN MOTION, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD RESULT.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TORQUE OF ALL WHEEL NUTS AND, IF NECESSARY, TIGHTEN ANY THAT MAY BE BELOW REQUIRED TORQUE.
 






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