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Recall of Oldsmobile vehicles (04V036000)

Date Owner notified by MFR Mar 1, 2004
Date: Received Date: Jan. 27, 2004;   Recorded Date: Feb. 5, 2004;  
Campaign Id: 04V036000
Recalled Vehicles: 1998 Buick Skylark,    1998 Chevrolet Cavalier,    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier,    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier,    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier,    1998 Oldsmobile Achieva,    1998 Pontiac Grand Am,    1998 Pontiac Sunfire,    1999 Pontiac Sunfire,    2000 Pontiac Sunfire,    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
Component: Electrical System:ignition:switch.     Manufactured by: General Motors Corp.
Affected Vehicles: 1,415,231
Recall Summary: 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.
How to Fix: 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.
Recall Notes: Gm recall no. 04002. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Historical Recalls of Oldsmobile Achieva Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Jan. 27, 2004   Electrical System:ignition:switch 1,415,231
Mar. 6, 2002   Electrical System:ignition:switch 1,589,948
Oct. 2, 2000   Electrical System:starter Assembly 699,617
Feb. 17, 1998   Interior Lighting 249,420
Apr. 8, 1997   Electrical System:wiring:front Underhood 3,464
Dec. 17, 1996   Exterior Lighting:hazard Flashing Warning Lights 270,014
Oct. 28, 1996   Air Bags:frontal 48,689
Jul. 1, 1994   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 1,681
Sep. 14, 1993   Electrical System:ignition:switch 1,103
Recall Statistics of Oldsmobile Achieva Model Years
Model Number of Recalls
  1998 Oldsmobile Achieva
  1997 Oldsmobile Achieva
  1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
  1995 Oldsmobile Achieva
  1994 Oldsmobile Achieva
  1993 Oldsmobile Achieva