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GM Announces Recall
General Motors Recalling Vehicles to Fix Fluid Leak
December 21, 2007: 11:33 AM EST


NEW YORK (Associated Press) - General Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling about 313,000 passenger cars and crossover vehicles to fix a fluid leak that could lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle.

The recall involves 275,936 vehicles in the United States, including the 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS and STS sedans, 2005-2007 Cadillac SRX crossovers, and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 Saturn Sky convertibles. About 38,000 additional vehicles are under recall in Mexico, Canada, the Middle East and Asia, GM said.

GM said the seal on the rear axle pinion, which provides power to the wheels, does not meet all specifications and could leak fluid. GM spokeswoman Carolyn Markey said the leak could lead to the drivewheel jamming up and locking while the vehicle is being driven, possibly causing the driver to lose control.

There has been one crash reported in which the rear wheels locked because of the leak and hit another car. In a separate incident, a driver reported an injury after moving around in the car as the vehicle lost control.

Markey said there have been "a higher than normal" number of warranty claims because of the problem.

The recall is expected to begin in February 2008 and dealers will replace the pinion seal free of charge. Owners may contact Cadillac at (800) 982-2339, Pontiac at (800) 620-7668 and Saturn at (800) 972-8876.

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Interesting...
Given that I sold my Sol eariler this year this recall will definately have an impact on my future purchase of a used or even new Sol, just knowing I wouldnt have to fear getting stuck with an OO warrenty leaker wwould be assuring!
 

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about time
 

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So the 2008 Solstice has the fix already I take it?
The recall is for vehicles produced up to 06/07.
THIS recall is only for vehicles through the 2007 model year. That in no way determines anything related to 2008 m.y. cars. Remember that this recall process began in Jan 07, long before any 08s were produced. It would take knowing the part number that will be used to replace older vehilces and what the part # is in a 2008. With the blame being leveled at the seal supplier, it, in my book, definitively rules out any connection between clunk and diff leak; something I have said from day 1.
 

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GM recalls SOLSTICE, among others

WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling about 313,000 passenger cars and crossover vehicles to fix a fluid leak that could lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle.

The recall involves 275,936 vehicles in the United States, including the 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS and STS sedans, 2005-2007 Cadillac SRX crossovers, and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 Saturn Sky convertibles. About 38,000 additional vehicles are under recall in Mexico, Canada, the Middle East and Asia, GM said.

GM said the seal on the rear axle pinion, which provides power to the wheels, does not meet all specifications and could leak fluid. GM spokeswoman Carolyn Markey said the leak could lead to the drivewheel jamming up and locking while the vehicle is being driven, possibly causing the driver to lose control.
Markey said there have been "a higher than normal" number of warranty claims because of the problem.

The recall is expected to begin in February 2008 and dealers will replace the pinion seal free of charge. Owners may contact Cadillac at (800) 982-2339, Pontiac at (800) 620-7668 and Saturn at (800) 972-8876.
 

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Recall [diff pinion seal leak, 2007 Sky, Sols, Others]

I just post ed this on the Sky forum:

Just read on MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22359333/

"The recall involves 275,936 vehicles in the United States, including the 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS and STS sedans, 2005-2007 Cadillac SRX crossovers, and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 Saturn Sky convertibles. About 38,000 additional vehicles are under recall in Mexico, Canada, the Middle East and Asia, GM said.

GM said the seal on the rear axle pinion, which provides power to the wheels, does not meet all specifications and could leak fluid. GM spokeswoman Carolyn Markey said the leak could lead to the drivewheel jamming up and locking while the vehicle is being driven, possibly causing the driver to lose control."

"The recall is expected to begin in February 2008 and dealers will replace the pinion seal free of charge. Owners may contact Cadillac at (800) 982-2339, Pontiac at (800) 620-7668 and Saturn at (800) 972-8876."
 

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New GM Recall

It looks like GM finally woke up to the differential leakage issue. A recall was posted on MSN at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22359333/. Since mine is in the shop for the fuse block falling off, maybe they'll fix this too.;)
 

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Yep and looks like we now have three thread about the subject .... :lol:
 

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So we can't take our cars in till feb? Even if I don't have problems I am doing it to avoid future problems. :yesnod:
 
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