General Motors has recalled 1,003,556 model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles.
The affected vehicles were previously repaired under earlier recalls (08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201) to address the possibility engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold and cause a fire.
The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. GM is finalising an improved remedy. Vehicles that are covered by recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, or 15V-201 that have not yet received the original remedy will instead receive the improved remedy under the original recall number, once the improved remedy has been finalised. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners have been advised to park their vehicle outside since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended.