2004 Buick Regal Among Vehicles Recalled for Fire Risk | Edmunds

2004 Buick Regal Among Vehicles Recalled for Fire Risk

WASHINGTON General Motors is recalling 1,207 2004 Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Monte Carlo sedans due to a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The valve cover gasket may leak," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "The leaking engine oil can drip onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a fire."

A GM spokesman did not immediately respond to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any fires, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.

The affected Regals were built from April 9, 2003 to June 26, 2003. The affected Impalas were built from April 8, 2003 to June 25, 2003. The affected Monte Carlos were built from April 7, 2003 to June 25, 2003.

Buick dealers and Chevrolet dealers will replace the spark plug wire retainer to redirect the dripping oil.

Vehicles equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 supercharged engine will also have the left valve cover gasket replaced.

A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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