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2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Hatchback

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2013 FIAT Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Hatchback
2013 FIAT 500:

Bulletin Number: 02-002-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 02-002-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 02-006-14
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 02-006-14
Front Suspension Clunk Noise While Making Left And Right Turns This bulletin involves replacing the front strut jounce bumpers. Clunk noise coming from the front suspension. Noise may be more noticeable during cold temperatures below 40┬░F

Bulletin Number: 07-004-12 REV. A
Attention! Release Of New Engine Coolant Organic Additive Technology (OAT) Chrysler Corporation LLC. has released a new engine coolant for the 2013 model year vehicles and beyond, for all engine applications except the ones listed in the

Bulletin Number: 07-004-12 REV. A
Attention! Release Of New Engine Coolant Organic Additive Technology (OAT) Chrysler Corporation LLC. has released a new engine coolant for the 2013 model year vehicles and beyond, for all engine applications except the ones listed in the n

Bulletin Number: 07-004-12 REV. A
Attention! Release Of New Engine Coolant Organic Additive Technology (OAT) Chrysler Corporation LLC. has released a new engine coolant for the 2013 model year vehicles and beyond, for all engine applications except the ones listed in the

Bulletin Number: 07-004-12 REV. A
Attention! Release Of New Engine Coolant Organic Additive Technology (OAT) Chrysler Corporation LLC. has released a new engine coolant for the 2013 model year vehicles and beyond, for all engine applications except the ones listed in the n

Bulletin Number: 08-004-15
FLASH: Battery Electric Vehicle, Multiple System Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Mod

Bulletin Number: 08-004-15
FLASH: Battery Electric Vehicle, Multiple System Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Mod

Bulletin Number: 08-004-15 REVA
FLASH: Battery Electric Vehicle, Multiple System Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Modul

Bulletin Number: 08-004-15 REVA
FLASH: Battery Electric Vehicle, Multiple System Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Modul

Bulletin Number: 08-004-15 REVA
FLASH: Battery Electric Vehicle, Multiple System Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Modul

Bulletin Number: 08-004-15 REVB
FLASH: Battery Electric Vehicle, Multiple System Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Mod

Bulletin Number: 08-014-14
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-014-14
Flash: Enable Shift Up Indicator This Bulletin involves updating the software in the Instrument Cluster (IC). The customer may notices when trying to select the Gear Shift Indicator ?GSI Shift Up? in personal setting, the shift indicator

Bulletin Number: 08-015-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-015-13
Loss Of Communications With Convergence Telematics Module (CTM) This Bulletin involves replacement of the Convergence Telematics Module (CTM). Customer may experience no response from voice recognition or Bluetooth features. On further i

Bulletin Number: 08-015-13
Loss Of Communications With Convergence Telematics Module (CTM) This Bulletin involves replacement of the Convergence Telematics Module (CTM). Customer may experience no response from voice recognition or Bluetooth features. On further i

Bulletin Number: 08-045-16
SUBJECT: Flash: Anti Lock Brake (ABS) Module System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves a coordinated update of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and Regenerative Brake Controller (RBC) module software SYMPTOM/CONDITI

Bulletin Number: 08-045-16
SUBJECT: Flash: Anti Lock Brake (ABS) Module System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves a coordinated update of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and Regenerative Brake Controller (RBC) module software SYMPTOM/CONDITI

Bulletin Number: 08-045-16
SUBJECT: Flash: Anti Lock Brake (ABS) Module System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves a coordinated update of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and Regenerative Brake Controller (RBC) module software SYMPTOM/CONDITI

Bulletin Number: 08-048-14REV.A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-048-14REV.B
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-057-15
Flash: Cruise Misspelled In The Instrument Panel Cluster This bulletin involves reprogramming the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) with updated software. The customer may notice the word ?Cruise? misspelled in the IPC.

Bulletin Number: 08-083-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-085-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-085-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-101-14
Convergence Telematics Module (CTM) Software Enhancements This bulletin involves inspecting and if required, replacement of the (CTM). The customer may notice that the displays on the TomTom screen may be missing some Battery Electric Vehi

Bulletin Number: 09-001-13
Gasoline Engine Diagnostic Inspection Procedure This bulletin provides a procedure to determine repair versus replacement of a gasoline long block engine assembly. This procedure is to be used prior to conducting any engine related repairs

Bulletin Number: 09-001-13
Gasoline Engine Diagnostic Inspection Procedure This bulletin provides a procedure to determine repair versus replacement of a gasoline long block engine assembly. This procedure is to be used prior to conducting any engine related repairs

Bulletin Number: 09-001-13
Gasoline Engine Diagnostic Inspection Procedure This bulletin provides a procedure to determine repair versus replacement of a gasoline long block engine assembly. This procedure is to be used prior to conducting any engine related repairs

Bulletin Number: 17-001-14
Rear Axle Alignment Shims This bulletin is to inform service personnel of the availability of rear axle alignment shims.

Bulletin Number: 18-007-14 REV. A
Flash: Engine Crank, No Start and/or Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Illumination This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. Customers may complain of an intermitt

Bulletin Number: 18-007-14REV.A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 18-007-14 REV. B
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MI

Bulletin Number: 18-007-14 REV. B
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MI

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MI

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MI

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15
CHRYSLER 2012-2013 FIAT 500/ABARTH : THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES 18-007-14 REV B. DATED OCTOBER 18,2014 PLEASE REMOVE FROM YOUR FILES. INFORMATION ON THE DIAGNOSTIC AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS WHICH REQUIRES ERASING AND REPROGRAMMING POWER CO

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MI

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REVA
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REVA
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REVA
Flash:1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REV-B
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. Customers may experience one of the following: ? Intermittent fast crank

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REV-B
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. Customers may experience one of the following: ? Intermittent fast crank

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REV-B
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. Customers may experience one of the following: ? Intermittent fast crank

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REV C
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REV C
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software. Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon fu

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 REV C
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software. Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon fu

Bulletin Number: 18-028-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 18-053-16
SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigation the technician may find that the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) have been set: P1128-00 - Closed

Bulletin Number: 18-053-16
SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigation the technician may find that the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) have been set: P1128-00 - Closed

Bulletin Number: 18-087-15
Flash: 1.4L System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience one of the following conditions or a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) i

Bulletin Number: 18-087-15
Flash: 1.4L System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software. A small number of customers may experience one of the following conditions or a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) i

Bulletin Number: 18-087-15
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 19-002-15
CHRYSLER 2012-2015 FIAT 500: SERVICE BULLETIN INFORMATION AND REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR NOISE IN THE STEERING COLUMN WHILE TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *LJ

Bulletin Number: 19-002-15
Clunking Noise From The Steering Column While Turning The Steering Wheel This bulletin involves replacing the steering intermediate shaft. Clunking, popping, knocking noise from the lower steering column while turning the steering wheel.

Bulletin Number: 22-004-16
"WHEEL CLICKING SOUND WHEN MOVING SLOW THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPLACING THE INSERTS ATTACHED TO THE WHEEL. THE CUSTOMER MAY DESCRIBE A CLICKING SOUND FROM THE WHEELS PLASTIC TRIM INSERTS WHEN MOVING SLOWLY OR WHEN STOPPED. THE ISSUE IS H

Bulletin Number: 22-004-16
Wheel Clicking Sound When Moving Slow This bulletin involves replacing the inserts attached to the wheel. The customer may describe a clicking sound from the wheels plastic trim inserts when moving slowly or when stopped. The issue is he

Bulletin Number: 22-004-16
"WHEEL CLICKING SOUND WHEN MOVING SLOW THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES REPLACING THE INSERTS ATTACHED TO THE WHEEL. THE CUSTOMER MAY DESCRIBE A CLICKING SOUND FROM THE WHEELS PLASTIC TRIM INSERTS WHEN MOVING SLOWLY OR WHEN STOPPED. THE ISSUE IS H

Bulletin Number: 23-015-14
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 23-015-14
Rear Window Washer Nozzle Drips And/Or Leaks While Driving This bulletin involves installing a check valve and hose assembly behind the rear window washer nozzle. Rear window washer nozzle leaks and/or drips while driving.

Bulletin Number: 23-023-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 23-023-13
Front And/Or Rear Emblems Bubbling And/Or Fading This bulletin involves replacing the rear FIAT emblem and inspecting and if necessary replacing the front FIAT emblem. Front And/Or Rear Emblems Bubbling And/Or Fading

Bulletin Number: 23-029-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 23-034-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 68277402A
Adaptive Cruise Control Sensor 1) If you are replacing this part due to the cluster displaying Clean Radar Sensor in Front of Vehicle or DTC C1266 ACC Sensor Blinded, please verify that there is no blockage in front of the sensor. Blockage

Bulletin Number: 9002519
82212076, 82203694 - Fabric Cleaner This "fabric cleaner" is not intended for sale in California, the otc states (Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington dc

Bulletin Number: 9003681
Restraints Information Sheet (I-Sheet) has been added to Star Parts. Print I-Sheet for technician use.

Bulletin Number: 9003687
Restraints Remove I-Sheet from packaging. Correct information sheet (I-Sheet) has been added to Star Parts. Print I-Sheet for technician use.

Bulletin Number: 9003694
Oil Pump Assembly If error code P06DD present on any Pentastar V6 application, please inspect oil pump for relief valve failure. See photo attached. If valve is found out of place please call Bob Jackson (248) 944-0466 bob.jackson@fcagroup

Bulletin Number: CSN-N03
CHRYSLER: ON SOME VEHICLES, TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR (TPM) WAS PROGRAMMED TO LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LAMP AT HIGHER THAN REAR TIRE PRESSURE LEVELS, AND INFORMATION LABEL INDICATES LOWER THAN INTENDED FOR FRONT TIRE PRESSURE. MODEL 2013 FI

Bulletin Number: RL108213A$
NAG1 (5A580) Valve Body As per Warranty Bulletin D-13-22, please use R2108213A$ valve body for all Warranty (W), Mopar (M) and Mopar Vehicle Protection (F) claims.~ Assembly also includes Filter (52108325AA) and Gasket (52108332AA).~

Bulletin Number: SB-18-028-13-A
FIAT: POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM), WITH NEW SOFTWARE, IS SELECTIVELY ERASED AND REPROGRAMMED DUE TO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING AND EVAP SYSTEM SMALL LEAK OR THERMOSTAT RATIONALITY. MODEL 2013 FIAT 500. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-18-028-13-A
FIAT: POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM), WITH NEW SOFTWARE, IS SELECTIVELY ERASED AND REPROGRAMMED DUE TO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING AND EVAP SYSTEM SMALL LEAK OR THERMOSTAT RATIONALITY. MODEL 2013 FIAT 500. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-18-040-13
CHRYSLER: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING DUE TO EVAP SYSTEM SMALL LEAK (P0456), THERMOSTAT RATIONALITY (P0128) AND POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH NEW SOFTWARE NEEDS TO BE ERASED AND REPROGRAMMED, SELECTIVELY. MODEL

Bulletin Number: SB-18-040-13
CHRYSLER: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING DUE TO EVAP SYSTEM SMALL LEAK (P0456), THERMOSTAT RATIONALITY (P0128) AND POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH NEW SOFTWARE NEEDS TO BE ERASED AND REPROGRAMMED, SELECTIVELY. MODEL

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T


2013 FIAT 500E:

Bulletin Number: 08-004-15 REV.A
CHRYSLER 2013-2015 FIAT 500E: THIS BULETIN SUPERSEDES 08-004-15 DATED JAN. 09, 2015 PLEASE REMOVE FROM YOUR FILES. BULLETIN INFORMATION REGARDING UPDATING MODULES SOFTWARE: VTM, BCM, OBCM, PIM, AND BPCM IF REQUIRED. *LJ UPDATED 8/25/15.

Bulletin Number: 08-045-16
Flash: Anti Lock Brake (ABS) Module System Enhancements This bulletin involves a coordinated update of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and Regenerative Brake Controller (RBC) module software. ┬╖ U0001-00 - CAN C BUS. (Sets in ABS a

Bulletin Number: 08-045-16
SUBJECT: Flash: Anti Lock Brake (ABS) Module System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves a coordinated update of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and Regenerative Brake Controller (RBC) module software. SYMPTOM/CONDITIO

Bulletin Number: 08-045-16
SUBJECT: Flash: Anti Lock Brake (ABS) Module System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves a coordinated update of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and Regenerative Brake Controller (RBC) module software. SYMPTOM/CONDITIO

Bulletin Number: 08-045-16
SUBJECT: Flash: Anti Lock Brake (ABS) Module System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves a coordinated update of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and Regenerative Brake Controller (RBC) module software. SYMPTOM/CONDITIO

Bulletin Number: 08-048-14 REV. A
Flash: Vehicle Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Module (PIM), Battery Pack Control Mo

Bulletin Number: 08-048-14 REV. B
Flash: Vehicle Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in multiple modules, Vehicle Tracking Module (VTM), Body Control Module (BCM), On-Board Charging Module (OBCM), Power Inverter Module (PIM) and Electric Vehicle Contr

Bulletin Number: 08-048-16
FLASH: Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) System Enhancements This bulletin involves updating the software in the EVCU. A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigati

Bulletin Number: 08-048-16
SUBJECT: FLASH: Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves updating the software in the EVCU. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (

Bulletin Number: 08-048-16
SUBJECT: FLASH: Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) System Enhancements OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves updating the software in the EVCU. SYMPTOM/CONDITION: A small number of customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (

Bulletin Number: 08-085-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 08-101-14
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 18-007-14 REV.B
CHRYSLER: REVISION SERVICE BULLETIN A. SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM FILES . SERVICE BULLETIN HAS BEEN UPDATED REVB. CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE MALFUNCTION LAMP INDICATOR. *LJ

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 Rev. C
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software. Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination.

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 Rev. C
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software. Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination.

Bulletin Number: 18-027-15 Rev. C
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software. Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination.

Bulletin Number: 18-053-16
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software. Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon fu

Bulletin Number: 18-053-16
Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software. Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon fu

Bulletin Number: 22-004-16 REV. A
Wheel Clicking Sound When Moving Slow This bulletin involves replacing the inserts attached to the wheel The customer may describe a clicking sound from the wheel?s plastic trim inserts when moving slowly or when stopped. The issue is he

Bulletin Number: 68277402A
Adaptive Cruise Control Sensor 1) If you are replacing this part due to the cluster displaying Clean Radar Sensor in Front of Vehicle or DTC C1266 ACC Sensor Blinded, please verify that there is no blockage in front of the sensor. Blockage

Bulletin Number: 9002519
82212076, 82203694 - Fabric Cleaner This "fabric cleaner" is not intended for sale in California, the otc states (Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington dc

Bulletin Number: 9003178
The steering angle sensor on Fiat 500 is serviced as part of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) steering column not the Clockspring.~ Please refer to section 19 EPS steering column for service procedures.~

Bulletin Number: 9003681
Restraints Information Sheet (I-Sheet) has been added to Star Parts. Print I-Sheet for technician use.

Bulletin Number: 9003687
Restraints Remove I-Sheet from packaging. Correct information sheet (I-Sheet) has been added to Star Parts. Print I-Sheet for technician use.

Bulletin Number: 9003694
Oil Pump Assembly If error code P06DD present on any Pentastar V6 application, please inspect oil pump for relief valve failure. See photo attached. If valve is found out of place please call Bob Jackson (248) 944-0466 bob.jackson@fcagroup

Bulletin Number: D-13-23
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: D-13-27
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: RL108213A$
NAG1 (5A580) Valve Body As per Warranty Bulletin D-13-22, please use R2108213A$ valve body for all Warranty (W), Mopar (M) and Mopar Vehicle Protection (F) claims.~ Assembly also includes Filter (52108325AA) and Gasket (52108332AA).~

Bulletin Number: S20
Customer Satisfaction Notification S20 Reprogram Powertrain Control Module The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software on about 81,000 of the above vehicles may have backup lamp illumination timing that does not meet customer expectations

Bulletin Number: S20
Customer Satisfaction Notification S20 Reprogram Powertrain Control Module The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software on about 81,000 of the above vehicles may have backup lamp illumination timing that does not meet customer expectations

Bulletin Number: SR-N51
FIAT: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ON SOME VEHICLES, THE HALFSHAFT TO GEARB0X OUTPUT FLANGE FASTENERS MAY LOOSEN AND THE HALFSHAFT(S) MAY DISENGAGE FROM GEARBOX, CAUSING VEHICLE TO POWER. MODELS 2013 500E.

Bulletin Number: SR-N51
FIAT: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ON SOME VEHICLES, THE HALFSHAFT TO GEARB0X OUTPUT FLANGE FASTENERS MAY LOOSEN AND THE HALFSHAFT(S) MAY DISENGAGE FROM GEARBOX, CAUSING VEHICLE TO POWER. MODELS 2013 500E.

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

Bulletin Number: Z5091195A$
RES / RHA / REB radio that supports Bluetooth and Hands-Free For issues with Bluetooth, Hands-Free Calling, and/or Voice Commands, DO NOT replace the radio. Diagnose the Hands-Free Module system (also called the Telematics Module). The T

 
Recalls for 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Hatchback
2013 FIAT 500
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V291000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates: 03/08/2013 - 03/07/2015
Potential Units Affected: 3851
Defect Description:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Fiat 500 battery electric vehicles manufactured March 8, 2013, to March 7, 2015. The Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) of the affected vehicles may set a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that may cause the transmission to unexpectedly shift to neutral.
Consequence:
If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, the loss of drive could increase the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EVCU, free of charge. The recall began June 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R20.
2013 FIAT 500
NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V302000
Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates: 06/21/2010 - 01/12/2016
Potential Units Affected: 39185
Defect Description:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 21, 2010, through January 12, 2016, equipped with a manual transmission. The clutch diaphragm spring may fracture and fail, causing an inability to switch gears.
Consequence:
If the clutch diaphragm spring fails, the driver may not be able to shift gears or the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
The remedy for this recall will include the installation of a clutch pedal limiter and a clutch pedal switch. The recall began on November 10, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S34.
2013 FIAT 500E
NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V303000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY: PROPULSION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates: 03/22/2012 - 01/29/2016
Potential Units Affected: 16584
Defect Description:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Fiat 500e vehicles manufactured March 22, 2012, to January 29, 2016. The power inverter module (PIM) may experience voltage spikes which can cause the propulsion system to shut down and loss of motive power.
Consequence:
Loss of motive power can increase the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the PIM software, free of charge. The recall began on July 5, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S26.
2013 FIAT 500E
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V179000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacture Dates: 03/27/2012 - 11/01/2014
Potential Units Affected: 5660
Defect Description:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Fiat 500 EV vehicles manufactured March 27, 2012, to November 1, 2014. If the vehicle goes in to limp home mode, incompatible software between Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) and Battery Pack Control Module (BPCM) may cause the electric propulsion system to fully shut down.
Consequence:
An electric propulsion system shut down will cause a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to ensure compatability between components, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R15.
2013 FIAT 500E
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V358000
Component: POWER TRAIN
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
Manufacture Dates: 12/16/2012 - 08/13/2013
Potential Units Affected: 491
Defect Description:
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicles manufactured December 16, 2012, through August 13, 2013. The half shaft joints may loosen and separate causing noise and a loss of driving capability.
Consequence:
A loss of driving capability increases the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Chrysler will notify owners and Fiat dealers will replace the fasteners attaching the half shaft inboard joints, free of charge. The recall began on September 4, 2013. Owners may contact Fiat at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's recall number is N51.
2013 FIAT 500E
NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V235000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY: PROPULSION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
Manufacture Dates: 09/24/2012 - 04/04/2014
Potential Units Affected: 4141
Defect Description:
Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Fiat 500e Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) vehicles manufactured September 24, 2012, through April 4, 2014. The affected vehicles have cooling plates for the Power Inverter Module (PIM) that may leak coolant into areas of the high voltage circuitry, resulting a short circuit that could cause the related service fuse to blow.
Consequence:
If the service fuse blows, the vehicle would have a loss of propulsion while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PIM, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P23.
 


1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Custom SG (CMI)

  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Automatic front safety system seat belts
  • Rear seat head restraints
  • Electronic warning tones-inc: seat belts, ignition key, headlamps, turn signal on
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Buick Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Buick LeSabre 44Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
1997 Buick Skylark 5413Not
Tested
1997 Buick Skylark 45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
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Service Bulletins for 1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Custom SG (CMI)
1997 BUICK SKYLARK:

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

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: 010601002A
REVISED PISTON PIN REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010601010A
SUBJECT REGARDING POLYMER SERVICE PISTONS. *TT

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

Bulletin Number: 010849020
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER OR IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 020601014
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION. *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: 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: 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: 549001A
CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 577106A
COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW

Bulletin Number: 577106A
COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 631109
AIR COMING FROM I/P VENT WHILE IN HEATER MODES OR A DELAY OCCURS WHEN CHANGING TO A NEW MODE SETTING (DIAGNOSE/MODIFY/REPLACE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 676204
COOLANT LOSS, VISIBLE COOLANT LEAKAGE, LOW COOLANT LAMP ON OR COOLANT ODOR CAUSED BY COOLANT LEAKAGE. *TW

Bulletin Number: 676305
DIFFICULT TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION (INSTALL ACCELERATOR CABLE AND CLIP). *TW

Bulletin Number: 676528
INTERMITTENT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0107 MAP SENSOR CIRCUIT LOW VOLTAGE (PCM FLASH CALIBRATION) *TW

Bulletin Number: 676528
INTERMITTENT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0107 MAP SENSOR CIRCUIT LOW VOLTAGE (PCM FLASH CALIBRATION) *TW

Bulletin Number: 677164
INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL OR LOSS OF DRIVE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR FROM FOURTH GEAR (REPLACE CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY). *TW

Bulletin Number: 733301
SQUAWK NOISE COMING FROM FRONT SUSPENSION OR ENGINE COMPARTMENT AREA (INSTALL ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 776109
ENGINE STALL AT COLD START, ROUGH IDLE, OIL FILTER EXPANSION, HIGH OIL PRESSURE AND ENGINE MISFIRE DTC'S (REPLACE OIL PUMP WITH IMPROVED PRESS RELIEF VALVE BORE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 831704
CONCERNS OF DOOR HANDLES ON WHITE PAINTED VEHICLES TRUNING YELLOW. *YC

Bulletin Number: 833208
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT A SQUEAK/ SQUAWK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN AREA WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *YC

Bulletin Number: 876002A
SOME V6 ENGINES MAY, ON A VERY INFREQUENT BASIS, HAVE AN OIL ODOR CONDITION THAT IS GENERALLY ENCOUNTERED AFTER THE ENGINE'S OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED.TYPICALLY THE ODOR LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1000 MILES AFTER THE CHANGE OF OIL AND THEN DOES NOT RE

Bulletin Number: 970501776109
EXHIBITING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, AND P0304 INDICATING ENGINE MISFIRE CONDITIONS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801676305
SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR AN ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801735026
COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9709015015A
COMPLAINTS THAT THE ABS INDICATOR LAMP IS "ON". *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101631041
COMMENTS ON INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS (FRONT AND/OR REAR DOORS).

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

Bulletin Number: 971101776304
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS DUE TO FUEL INJECTOR DEPOSITS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9810015
INFORMATION ON GENERATOR NOT CHARGING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98576124A
COMMENTS ON A TICKING TYPE NOISE THAT BEGINS SHORTLY AFTER COLD ENGINE START-UP AND GRADUALLY DIMINISHES AS THE ENGINE WARMS UP. *YC

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

Bulletin Number: 98776304A
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98776514A
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MIL (MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP) LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE VEHICLE'S INSTRUMENT PANEL. *YC

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

Bulletin Number: 990604005
SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990604005A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON DRIVEABILITY SYMPTONS OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS. *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: 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: 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

 
Recalls for 1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Custom SG (CMI)
1997 BUICK SKYLARK
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V070000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 1589948
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.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY KIT IN THESE VEHICLES TO PREVENT HIGH CURRENT FROM FLOWING THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 27, 2002. 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, BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
1997 BUICK SKYLARK
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V059000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 12/01/1996 - 01/30/1997
Potential Units Affected: 3464
Defect Description:
THE PROTECTIVE COVER FOR THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER WAS OMITTED. WITHOUT THIS COVER, THE POSITIVE TERMINAL BOLT ON THE FUSE BLOCK IS EXPOSED AND CAN CONTACT THE INSULATED NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. IF THE INSULATION ON THE NEGATIVE CABLE BECOMES SUFFICIENTLY WORN, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN THE POSITIVE TERMINAL AND NEGATIVE CABLE RESULTING IN EXTREMELY HIGH CURRENT FLOW.
Consequence:
THIS HIGH CURRENT FLOW CAN CAUSE ARCING AND RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE PROTECTIVE COVER AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER TO THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER.
1997 BUICK SKYLARK
NHTSA Campaign ID: 96V212000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 09/01/1996 - 09/30/1996
Potential Units Affected: 245
Defect Description:
DURING ASSEMBLY OF THE LEFT REAR QUARTER PANEL, SOME WELDS WERE MISSED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY."
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A REAR END COLLISION, THE VEHICLE SHEET METAL STRUCTURE WILL NOT PERFORM AS DESIGNED CAUSING UNEXPECTED DAMAGE TO THE FUEL TANK OR FUEL LINES, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF THIS IS A FUEL LEAK AND AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE MISSING WELDS AND, IF NECESSARY, PLACE THREE WHELDS BETWEEN THE INVOLVED PANELS APPLYING PRIMER, SEALER AND ANTI-CORROSION MATERIALS.
 






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