Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
04V090000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 02/01/1998 to 07/31/1999V (Vehicle)91087306/30/2004ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/24/200403/01/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain passenger vehicles equipped with 3800 v6 (l36) engines and certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, the regulators have a much higher than usual rate of fuel leaks. a leak can allow fuel to enter the intake manifold through a vacuum line. if the engine does not start when cranked, the fuel from the leaking regulator and a mistimed spark can cause a backfire.
Consequence SummaryThe backfire can rupture the intake manifold. the rupture of the intake manifold can displace a fuel line, pulling an injector out of place, and causing a fuel leak and possible fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install new fuel pressure regulators with improved diaphragms. the recall will be conducted in phased mailings. phase 1 began on june 30, 2004, and phase 2 began on september 30, 2004. owners should contact buick at 1-866-608-8080, oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537, or pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.
NotesGm recall no. 03054b.see campaign 03v-473 for additional units.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
10020202/10/2002629785Onwers may encounter one fuel reading after they have finished driving the vehicle then a different reading when restarting the vehicle. *tt04/08/2002
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
0120200401/20/200410009096Safety recall, product field action number 03054, higher than usual rate of fuel pressure regulator diaphragm leaks. a leak can allow fuel to enter the intake manifold through a vacuum line. gm voicemail express. *tt09/10/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES
0174101/01/200410006271Supplement to 03054 recall - replacement fuel pressure regulator will not. sit bulletin 1460267. *tt04/27/2004

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
EA02030GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/22/200203/09/2004ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES03V473000
 Ea02-030 is closed with gmea02-030 is closed with gm
EA02030GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/22/200203/09/2004ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES04V090000
 Ea02-030 is closed with gmea02-030 is closed with gm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
EA02030GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/22/200203/09/2004ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES04V090000
 Ea02-030 is closed with gmea02-030 is closed with gm
EA02030GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/22/200203/09/2004ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES03V473000
 Ea02-030 is closed with gmea02-030 is closed with gm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
EA02030GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/22/200203/09/2004ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES03V473000
 Ea02-030 is closed with gmea02-030 is closed with gm
EA02030GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/22/200203/09/2004ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES04V090000
 Ea02-030 is closed with gmea02-030 is closed with gm

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
02/27/201199000
 I own a 1999 buick pk ave. on feb 27, 2011 i had to move vehicle to plow snow. low battery, attach booster pack and tried to start again. there was a loud backfire. apparently the the plenum had burst knocking off fuel line and i found my vehicle to be on fire. after putting out fire i contacted my ins co, who advised me that this damage was an exact discription of a gm recall-tsb#03054b- and i should contact them. gm advised me that the recall was done previously. i would have thought that this problem would not have happened if the supposed repair was actually done and the replacement parts were not also faulty. i feel gm should be responsible. i have saved all parts and am requesting an investigation into this matter. another vehicle in my same area also has the same condition and fire - his car was burnt up. something is definently wrong and i am hoping there will be another investigation. either in the repair parts if used or the dealerships repair habits confirming that no fraud was committed by said dealership.
02/27/201199000
 I own a 1999 buick pk ave. on feb 27, 2011 i had to move vehicle to plow snow. low battery, attach booster pack and tried to start again. there was a loud backfire. apparently the the plenum had burst knocking off fuel line and i found my vehicle to be on fire. after putting out fire i contacted my ins co, who advised me that this damage was an exact discription of a gm recall-tsb#03054b- and i should contact them. gm advised me that the recall was done previously. i would have thought that this problem would not have happened if the supposed repair was actually done and the replacement parts were not also faulty. i feel gm should be responsible. i have saved all parts and am requesting an investigation into this matter. another vehicle in my same area also has the same condition and fire - his car was burnt up. something is definently wrong and i am hoping there will be another investigation. either in the repair parts if used or the dealerships repair habits confirming that no fraud was committed by said dealership.
02/27/201199000
 I own a 1999 buick pk ave. on feb 27, 2011 i had to move vehicle to plow snow. low battery, attach booster pack and tried to start again. there was a loud backfire. apparently the the plenum had burst knocking off fuel line and i found my vehicle to be on fire. after putting out fire i contacted my ins co, who advised me that this damage was an exact discription of a gm recall-tsb#03054b- and i should contact them. gm advised me that the recall was done previously. i would have thought that this problem would not have happened if the supposed repair was actually done and the replacement parts were not also faulty. i feel gm should be responsible. i have saved all parts and am requesting an investigation into this matter. another vehicle in my same area also has the same condition and fire - his car was burnt up. something is definently wrong and i am hoping there will be another investigation. either in the repair parts if used or the dealerships repair habits confirming that no fraud was committed by said dealership.
02/27/201199000
 I own a 1999 buick pk ave. on feb 27, 2011 i had to move vehicle to plow snow. low battery, attach booster pack and tried to start again. there was a loud backfire. apparently the the plenum had burst knocking off fuel line and i found my vehicle to be on fire. after putting out fire i contacted my ins co, who advised me that this damage was an exact discription of a gm recall-tsb#03054b- and i should contact them. gm advised me that the recall was done previously. i would have thought that this problem would not have happened if the supposed repair was actually done and the replacement parts were not also faulty. i feel gm should be responsible. i have saved all parts and am requesting an investigation into this matter. another vehicle in my same area also has the same condition and fire - his car was burnt up. something is definently wrong and i am hoping there will be another investigation. either in the repair parts if used or the dealerships repair habits confirming that no fraud was committed by said dealership.
03/10/2011100000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1999 buick park avenue. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked in the driveway when it backfired and a fire started from under the hood. the fire was extinguished by throwing snow on the motor. there were no injuries and a fire report wa filed. the vehicle was towed to a local body shop who advised that the delphi pressure regulator had leaked gas onto the motor and as the key was turned, it started a spark. the vehicle then backfired causing the fire to erupt under the hood of the vehicle. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 04v090000 (fuel system, gasoline: delivery) but could not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. the manufacturer was contacted and advised the would be in contact with him within seven to ten days. the contacts insurance company was handling the body damages. the failure mileage was 100,000.
03/10/2011100000
 Tl-the contact owns 1999 buick park ave. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in the driveway when it backfired and a fire started under the hood. the fire was put out by throwing snow on the motor. no one was injured and a report was file. the veichle was towed to a body shop who stated the delphi pressure regulator leaked gas on the motor and as the key was turned it started a spark the vehicle backfire causing the fire under the hood of the vehicle. the insurance company was called and will repair the vehicle. there was a recall nhtsa campaign id number: 04v090000, component: fuel system, gasoline: delivery. gm recall no. 03054b. the contact does not know if his vin was included. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him they will get back with him in the next seven to ten days. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
03/10/2011100000
 Tl-the contact owns 1999 buick park ave. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in the driveway when it backfired and a fire started under the hood. the fire was put out by throwing snow on the motor. no one was injured and a report was file. the veichle was towed to a body shop who stated the delphi pressure regulator leaked gas on the motor and as the key was turned it started a spark the vehicle backfire causing the fire under the hood of the vehicle. the insurance company was called and will repair the vehicle. there was a recall nhtsa campaign id number: 04v090000, component: fuel system, gasoline: delivery. gm recall no. 03054b. the contact does not know if his vin was included. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him they will get back with him in the next seven to ten days. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
03/10/2011100000
 Tl-the contact owns 1999 buick park ave. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in the driveway when it backfired and a fire started under the hood. the fire was put out by throwing snow on the motor. no one was injured and a report was file. the veichle was towed to a body shop who stated the delphi pressure regulator leaked gas on the motor and as the key was turned it started a spark the vehicle backfire causing the fire under the hood of the vehicle. the insurance company was called and will repair the vehicle. there was a recall nhtsa campaign id number: 04v090000, component: fuel system, gasoline: delivery. gm recall no. 03054b. the contact does not know if his vin was included. the manufacturer was contacted and informed him they will get back with him in the next seven to ten days. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
02/04/200453057102/01/1999
 Battery leaked, causing vehicle not to start. *ak the consumer received a recall #03v473000 and believed the recall was the reason why the battery leaked. the consumer requested reimbursement , however the consumer was denied. *jb
10/10/200326089101/30/1999
 While driving the check engine light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealership. the mechanic indicated that one of the fuel injector failed. that dealer suggested that the ethanol gas was the problem. *nm *nm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - CARBURETOR SYSTEM
 Consumer called complaining about having problems with intake manifold. also stated that the intake manifold cracked which allowed antifreeze to go into the engine. dealer was contacted and stated that did not understand why it did that and offer 25% off the repairs and consumer refused manufacture also stated that the manufacture also stated that they will also pay another 25%. ts
06/24/2002106/01/2002
 Intake manifold warped, causing coolant to leak onto engine. vehicle has been repaired. *ak consumer states that this happened due to the change in design of the intake manifold, it used to be metal and is now plastic. *slc
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
10/26/200760000106/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 buick park avenue. in 2004, the contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number 04v090000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery). he took the vehicle to the dealer and had the recall repaired at 30,000 miles. after the vehicle had been parked all day, the contact started the vehicle and the intake manifold caught fire. a police report was filed. the vehicle was towed to the same dealer that performed the recall repair and they inspected the vehicle. they were unable to diagnose the cause of the failure, but a mechanic at a different shop stated that the failure originated from the issue stated in the recall notice. the vehicle is still at the dealer and has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 60,000. updated 01-14-08. *kb
08/14/20031180611
 Recall reimbursement for repairs performed on the 1999 buick park avenue.***no answer required***. *mr the consumer stated the intake manifold prior to the recall and therefore he requested reimbursement. the consumer has not received a response from the manufacturer. recall # 04v090000 *jb
11/19/20042
 Fuel regulator had a big leak that almost caused a fire, replaced fuel pressure regulator. *bf the part was replaced twice. *sc the consumer stated the vehicle was recalled for the same problem on feb 2, 2004. *jb
10/01/2004102/18/2002
 Intake manifold and fuel pressure regulator failure. *bf the consumer indicated that the intake rupture is more severe than the manufacturer stated. the consumer also indicated tat the recall has a domino effect which causes the entire engine to fail. *nm
07/27/1999581106/28/1999
 Consumer concerned that auto safety data won't be released to the public. *nm the consumer believed that the public had the right to know about defects regarding all vehicles. the consumer purchased a vehicle which had numerous problems, such as a molding rear door, a broken door handle and a new engine and fuel pressure regulator was needed. after the consumer was told the fuel pressure regulator needed to be replaced, he sold the vehicle and another couple endured problems such as an ongoing problem with the battery dying. the other couple was told in jan 2004 the regulator had been recalled. *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
02/12/2003107/24/2002
 The vehicle had a crack in the fuel line which caused the vehicle to catch on fire. the dealer was notified. *nlm it was confirmed that that fire started as a result of cracked fuel line. gm has been notified. *tt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
11/01/20041
 Received recall notice for 99 buick concerning injector regulator. had to replace entire engine due to the problem. *bf the rupture of the intake mainfold leak caused fuel and water mixture, the water on the top pistons caused the engine to lock, then the starter ceased and burned out. *jb
12/13/200371900107/15/2002
 The morning of december 13th, 2003, my father (james) started his 1999 buick park avenue in the garage. upon turning the key, he heard an explosion. he opened the hood to find the engine compartment engulfed in flames. he then pushed the car out of the garage and called 911. the police and fire department came and put out the fire. one of the firemen, who works on cars, told us that he had worked on 2 other cars that experienced the same thing. colin hames. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
12/12/20026098005/23/2002
 Cold engine. hit starter and heard an explosion. soon after smoke pouring out from under hood. engine fire. called 911 and was able to put out fire before arival of fd. engine had to be replaced. suspected defective fuel regulatoer that allowed gas fumes to accumulate in air plenum. used low mileage engine as replacement. cost for replacement and related components $5300.