Its pretty easy to see if they have added the vent tube to the car, just look under the car and see if there is a long rubber tube coming off the top of the diff going up to the top of the cavity under the car. If so, the vent tube mod has been done.Does anybody know if there is an easy way to tell in my 2006 Solstice has had the rear differential recall applied?
Dave do you by chance have a picture of what the vent tube looks like? I dont recall seeing it on my diffIts pretty easy to see if they have added the vent tube to the car, just look under the car and see if there is a long rubber tube coming off the top of the diff going up to the top of the cavity under the car. If so, the vent tube mod has been done.
Like Rob said though, a quick call to GM will let you know for sure what service has been done.
Hope that helps,
If the dirt is oily, it's a pretty good indicator that there has been a leak. I have attached a picture of a Solstice differential with a yellow arrow to point out the vent. This is on the top rear driver's side of the diff.Got ya. On my diff I have lots of dirt Stuck to the top of the diff is that a symptom of this tsb
Dealerships must enter info on a recall into the manufacturer database.So it sounds as if I need to double check if the dealership I took it to was talking about a recall or TSB? All I can remember is the dealership saying the database indicated it wasn't performed.
You are correct, we're just looking at it from a different perspective. The recall will show up whether or not the service was performed, along with the status of the service performed (or not).low (correct me if I'm wrong Dave), the dealer would not see anything in the database for a TSB that was NOT performed, only a recall that was NOT performed. The database MAY contain a reference to a TSB but only if the servicing dealer bothered to include it.
If the dealer said he saw something that was NOT performed, it's almost certain that it was a recall.