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JawnyRico
03-26-2004, 10:43 PM
Is there a recall on the 98 grand am gt ignition system, or ignition module? Been hearing lately that there is.

97GTMan
03-26-2004, 11:11 PM
I know there was a recall on something like that about 2 years ago, had to take my car to the dealer and they added some little box to the front of the engine.

H.O. Driver
03-27-2004, 06:20 PM
in the Spring of '02, March/April to be exact. My 96 GT needed it too.

krazyGT
03-27-2004, 08:38 PM
Yes, the recall was two years ago....your late! lol

JawnyRico
03-28-2004, 09:07 PM
Crap!!!

Brother's1999
03-29-2004, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by krazyGT
Yes, the recall was two years ago....your late! lol



Never to late to have a recall done. Even though this one just came out. Check with a Pontiac dealer to see if your VIN needs it. Dosen't effect the ignition module, just adds a relay to control current flow. This is all I could find at the NHTSA web site for 1998 recalls.


Make : PONTIAC Model : GRAND AM Year : 1998
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V036000 Recall Date : JAN 27, 2004
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1415231
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.
Remedy:
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.
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).