General Motors has announced a recall on 1.4 million vehicles from the 1997-2004 model years because they may leak oil and develop a fire, according to The Detroit News. Affected models, all equipped with a 3.8L 3800 V6 engine, include:
- Pontiac Grand Prix (1997-2004);
- Chevroelt Impala (2002-2004);
- Chevrolet Lumina (1998-1999);
- Chevrolet Monte Carlo (1998-2004);
- Oldsmobile Intrigue (1998-1999);
- Buick Regal (1997-2004).
The automaker said “drops of oil may be deposited on the hot exhaust manifold through hard braking, which can cause engine compartment fires.” GM is aware of post-repair fires in some vehicles but no crashes or fatalities. There have been 19 reported minor injuries over the last six years, a spokesman confirmed.
This marks the fourth time since 2008 GM has recalled vehicles for the issue.