Recalls are applicable for the life of the car. There is no time limit. All recall work MUST be performed by the dealer free of charge.
If you are in the US you can find out what recalls have not been performed on your car by calling 1-800-PMCARES, and giving them your VIN number.
You can find out about recalls by calling canada (international code) 905 644 4112. This is an Ontario phone number, so I'd suggest that you call between 9am and 5pm Eastern time.
From: Brian Lamberts
|86-C-16: All manual transaxle Fieros, parking brake recall|
|87-C-11: 85-87 4-cylinder Fieros, oil filter/dipstick change (no longer valid)|
|88-C-23: 85-87 4-cylinder Fieros, superceeded 87-C-11|
|88-C-24A: 85-88 V6 Fieros, exhaust manifold/fire prevention recall|
Vehicle Description: PASSENGER CARS; FIREBIRDS AND CAMAROS WITH MANUAL
TRANSMISSIONS AND REAR DISK BRAKES AND FIEROS WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS.
Component: EMERGENCY PARKING BRAKE: MECHANICAL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 179,036
Summary: PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTER FAILS TO OPERATE AND DO NOT WORK AFTER BRAKE PAD WEAR. CONSQ: PARKING BRAKES WILL NOT COMPLETELY HOLD A PARKED VEHICLE WHEN PARKED ON A SLOPE, CAUSING UNINTENDED VEHICLE ROLLAWAY WHICH COULD RESULTIN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT. REPLACE NONFUNCTIONING PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTERS.
Dear Pontiac Owners:
As the owner of a 1985, 1986, or 1987 Pontiac Fiero equiped with a four cylinder (L4) 2.5L engine, Pontiac Division would like to provide you with an important service and with information concerning the proper maintenance of your vehicle.
During investigations of engine failure in 1984 Fieros, it became evident that there is a need to reemphasize the importance of proper engine oil maintenance. Operating your engine with low oil levels and/or deteriorated oil, may cause connecting rod failure and severe engine damage, which could result in an engine compartment fire.
As recommended in your owners manual, it is important for you to check your engine oil level each time you fill your fuel tank. To help remind you to do this, take your Fiero to you Pontiac dealer. Your dealer will install a reminder label on your fuel filler door (near the gas cap). If necessary, your dealer can also show you how to properly check the engine oil level. This service will be performed at no charge to you.
Additionally, to help avoid a damaging low oil situation, your dealer will install a new recalibrated engine oil dipstick. This new dipstick, when used in conjunction with a newly recommended oil filter (AC Type PF-51 or equivalent), will provide for a four quart capacity in your engine rather than the previous three quart capacity.
Your Pontiac dealer will change the oil, install the new dipstick and the newly recommended oil filter, and update your owners manual specifications (Section 6) at no charge to you.
Following the recommended maintenance schedule, especially with regard to oil change intervals, will help ensure proper lubrication to your engine. You may want to follow Schedule I (shorter maintenance intervals) to be certain that you are changing you oil frequently enough. For example , if most of your driving consists of trips of only a few miles, you should be changing oil every 3,000 miles or three (3) months.
The enclosed owner reply card identifies your vehicle. Presentation of this card to your dealer will assist in performing the necessary service in the shortest possible time. If you have sold or traded your vehicle, please let us know by completing the postpaid reply card and returning it to us.
We suggest that you keep this letter with your owners manual as a reminder to you, and so that any subsequent owners may also benefit from this information.
We hope you understand that the action we are taking, along with the continued proper maintenance, will help assure continued satisfaction with your Fiero. We appreciate you assistance.
PONTIAC DIVISION General Motors Corporation
Note that this recall has been superceeded by Recall Number 88-C-23.
88-C-23 superceeded recall number 87-C-11. See it on the web: here. Note that there is no link back here, so you will have to use your browser's Back function.
Product Safety Campaign 88-C-24 "Potential For Engine Compartment Fires" covers 1985-88 Fieros with 2.8L V6 engines. It involves installation of Service Kit 10154785 (1985-86) or 10154787 (1987-88). This includes installing an exhaust manifold deflector and modifying the outer manifold heat shield, a new crankcase vent tube and removing the rubber seal and retaining clips from the leading edge of the decklid.
From: Scott BackerSee the recall on the web: Here. Note that there is no link back here, so you'll have to use your browser's "Back" function to return here.
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