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2003 Buick Regal
3.8L 6-cyl Engine Code [K] Engine Code [K]
200 bhp. @ 5200 rpm / Torque: 225 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
12 Valves Overhead Valve
3.8L - V 6-cyl (3791 cc) Code: L36 (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9.4:1

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  API*
    Above -18C  »  10W-30 [1]
    Below 16C  »  5W-30
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid  »  PS003

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [3]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] SAE 10W-30 is preferred.
    [2] This specification has been updated from Dexron II or III to
    Dexron VI per a Technical Service Bulletin from the
    manufacturer
    [3] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3. Original recommendation
    P/N 12377967 has been replaced by P/N 19353126.

  6. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.3 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  11.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 4T65-E Initial Fill  »  7 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed 4T65-E  »  12.7 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  22 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EA15K29)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51040 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 46153 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24780 Cabin Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33311 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58837 Auto Tran Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ATM 10W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ATM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLT 10W-30 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLT)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OET 10W-30 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OET)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATL Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

A fuel efficient automatic transmission fluid recommended for GM, Ford and Toyota transmissions where lighter viscosity oil is required. Provides the same excellent protection and performance as AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle ATF. Recommended ...
OTL OE Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
PSF Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix cabin filter WIX Cabin Air Filters

WIX offers high-efficiency cabin air filters for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses & off-highway vehicles. Trap & eliminate harmful microbes in the filter medium and reduce the opportunity for those microbes to be released into the air of vehicle occupants.
wix fuel filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.
wix transmission filter WIX Automotive & Light Truck Transmission Filters

WIX Transmission Filters protect automatic transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.09
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Spark plug wires
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge the spark plug(s).
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
1.1
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3102
NHTSA Item Number:
10010237

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service vme 01-04 vehicle equipped with 4t65e automatic transmission 4t65e transmission valve body inspection procedure. (to include 2004 pontiac aztec) ( nhtsa item number - 10010237 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3477
NHTSA Item Number:
10014875

Component Description: Service brakes, air:antilock:wheel speed sensor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Tech 2 displays asterisk for the left front wheel speed sensor. ( nhtsa item number - 10014875 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3157A
NHTSA Item Number:
10017172

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine whine or buzz noise sounds like a generator type noise on 3. 1l or 3. 8l engines. ( nhtsa item number - 10017172 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3500
NHTSA Item Number:
10017271

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Abs light coming on and codes c1225, c1226, c1232, c1233, c1276 and/or c1277 are found in the ebcm. ( nhtsa item number - 10017271 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3500
NHTSA Item Number:
10019284

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Abs light on and possible diagnostic trouble codes. ( nhtsa item number - 10019284 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-01-01
Bulletin Number:
4615
NHTSA Item Number:
10023171

Component Description: Service brakes, air.

Service Bulletin Summary: Abs pump running when not needed. ( nhtsa item number - 10023171 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
020730022A
NHTSA Item Number:
634931

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service engine soon light on with diagnostic trouble codes p0716 and / or p0717, p0730, p0753, p0758, p1860, p1887 or other miscellaneous transmission trouble codes set. ( nhtsa item number - 634931 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
09132002
NHTSA Item Number:
10009450

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: This service vme concerns 2003 vehicles equipped with 4t65e transmission which exhibits diagnostic trouble code p0742 with no other codes stored and harsh up shift and/or tcc shutter on decel. ( nhtsa item number - 10009450 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
020940005
NHTSA Item Number:
10000157

Component Description: Seat belts:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of rear seat shoulder belt comfort guides. ( nhtsa item number - 10000157 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
020730036
NHTSA Item Number:
10000181

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: New input and third pawl clutch assembly changes for the 4t65-e transmission for 2003 model year. ( nhtsa item number - 10000181 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
020730039
NHTSA Item Number:
10000184

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Firm transmission shifts, shudder / chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0742 set. ( nhtsa item number - 10000184 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
020730039
NHTSA Item Number:
10000185

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information to dealers regarding service bulletin 020730039 - firm transmission shifts, shudder / chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0742 set. ( nhtsa item number - 10000185 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
020850010
NHTSA Item Number:
10000738

Component Description: Seats:front assembly:power adjust.

Service Bulletin Summary: Power seat adjuster inoperative. ( nhtsa item number - 10000738 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
020730039A
NHTSA Item Number:
10000773

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Firm transmission shifts, shudder/chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code p0742 set. ( nhtsa item number - 10000773 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01432
NHTSA Item Number:
10004412

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Automatic transmission poor acceleration, performance. ( nhtsa item number - 10004412 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-01-01
Bulletin Number:
011403
NHTSA Item Number:
10005103

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Increased steering effort when turning right or left. Gm voicemail express. ( nhtsa item number - 10005103 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-02-01
Bulletin Number:
030844005
NHTSA Item Number:
10001112

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Poor radio reception or radio static/ increased interference with rear window defogger on or some rear window defogger grids may be inoperative. ( nhtsa item number - 10001112 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-02-01
Bulletin Number:
0308110002
NHTSA Item Number:
10001121

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Sun visors may not stay in intended position. ( nhtsa item number - 10001121 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-02-01
Bulletin Number:
021203
NHTSA Item Number:
10002547

Component Description: Structure:body:roof and pillars.

Service Bulletin Summary: Sagging or warped headliner appearance behind the sunroof module is a normal condition. ( nhtsa item number - 10002547 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
030601016
NHTSA Item Number:
10002372

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Loss of coolant, milky colored oil. ( nhtsa item number - 10002372 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
050803
NHTSA Item Number:
10003639

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Whine noise condition heard in drive or reverse and not present in park or neutral. ( nhtsa item number - 10003639 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
010846002C
NHTSA Item Number:
10002836

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Programming of replacement onstar vehicle communication and interface modules (vcim). ( nhtsa item number - 10002836 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
020730039C
NHTSA Item Number:
10002840

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Firm transmission shifts, shudder/chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code p0742 set. ( nhtsa item number - 10002840 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
030867004
NHTSA Item Number:
10002878

Component Description: Visibility:sun roof assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Parts availability for sunroof repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 10002878 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
060203
NHTSA Item Number:
10003684

Component Description: Latches/locks/linkages.

Service Bulletin Summary: Center console and/or armrest storage lid will not remain closed due to a broken latch. Both latches are service separately and available through gm service parts. ( nhtsa item number - 10003684 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03034
NHTSA Item Number:
10003430

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine coolant may leak at the upper intake manifold throttle body gasket, or at the upper intake manifold to lower intake manifold to lower intake manifold gasket. This condition may result in a low engine coolant level and higher engine ( nhtsa item number - 10003430 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
070803
NHTSA Item Number:
10003814

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The vme message is to provide information about a new product field action regarding a customer satisfaction program for an engine coolant leak. The engine coolant may leak at the upper intake manifold throttle body gasket or at the upper ( nhtsa item number - 10003814 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03019
NHTSA Item Number:
10006144

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine coolant may leak at the upper intake manifold throttle body gasket, or at the upper intake manifold to lower intake manifold to lower intake manifold gasket. This condition may result in a low engine coolant level and higher engine ( nhtsa item number - 10006144 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-08-01
Bulletin Number:
080703
NHTSA Item Number:
10003874

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: The right piece of bright trim attached to the lower rocker molding in front of the rear tire right side has seen a frequent failure. ( nhtsa item number - 10003874 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
010232001C
NHTSA Item Number:
10004280

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some customers may comment on a clunk type noise coming from the front of the vehicle during a turning maneuver. ( nhtsa item number - 10004280 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
030235004
NHTSA Item Number:
10004365

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist.

Service Bulletin Summary: Reduced power steering assist, excessive steering effort, rubbing, excessive noise in passenger compartment. ( nhtsa item number - 10004365 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
091703
NHTSA Item Number:
10005034

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instrument panel cluster function intermittently inoperative, especially fuel gauge or prindel, intermittent engine no crank or no start with a security light on, cannot remove the transaxle selector lever from the park position, and scs, a ( nhtsa item number - 10005034 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
091703
NHTSA Item Number:
10005035

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Anti-lock brake system (abs) or traction control system (tcs) light or lights on with one or more diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs). Gm voicemail log. ( nhtsa item number - 10005035 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
030604056
NHTSA Item Number:
10004318

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on new throttle body gasket. ( nhtsa item number - 10004318 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
0308110006
NHTSA Item Number:
10004346

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Headliner sagging behind power sliding sunroof. ( nhtsa item number - 10004346 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
030525008
NHTSA Item Number:
10004719

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent/constant anti-lock braking system (abs) malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated. ( nhtsa item number - 10004719 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
020730022B
NHTSA Item Number:
10004755

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service engine soon light on with diagnostic trouble codes p0716 and / or p0717, p0730, p0753, p0758, p1860, p1887 or other miscellaneous transmission trouble codes set. ( nhtsa item number - 10004755 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
030845004
NHTSA Item Number:
10004775

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent service engine soon (ses), anti-lock brake (abs) or traction control system (tcs) lamp illuminated, engine no crank/no start, various instrument panel (i/p) cluster intermittents, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) u1000, u1016, b ( nhtsa item number - 10004775 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
0308110007
NHTSA Item Number:
10004784

Component Description: Structure:body:roof and pillars.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on headliner sagging behind power sliding sunroof near rear window (normal condition). ( nhtsa item number - 10004784 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
100903
NHTSA Item Number:
10004985

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement of a body control module (bcm) or ignition switch due to lack of ignition one or ignition zero voltage. Gm voicemail log. ( nhtsa item number - 10004985 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
01338
NHTSA Item Number:
10004109

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Regal lower rocker molding at quarter panel availability. Service vme. ( nhtsa item number - 10004109 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
01347
NHTSA Item Number:
10004130

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: 3. 8l l37 l67 engine recommended sae viscosity grade engine oils. ( nhtsa item number - 10004130 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
01437
NHTSA Item Number:
10004182

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Anti-lock braking system (abs) or traction control system (tcs) light on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtc)s. ( nhtsa item number - 10004182 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
00704A
NHTSA Item Number:
10004213

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: The 4t65e automatic transmission may exhibit a condition of a harsh garage shift into reverse or drive on a cold start. ( nhtsa item number - 10004213 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
01391A
NHTSA Item Number:
10004257

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent instrument panel cluster (ipc) inoperative (fuel gauge or prndl), engine no crank or start with the security light on, cannot remove the transaxle selector lever from the park position; or ses, abs, or tcs warning lights on. ( nhtsa item number - 10004257 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-12-01
Bulletin Number:
000604049B
NHTSA Item Number:
10005145

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built prior to vin breakpoint 1f136536 may exhibit intermittent malfunction indicator lamp / service engine soon indicator illumination; anti-lock brake system warning light illumination; stall / no start condition; various el ( nhtsa item number - 10005145 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-12-01
Bulletin Number:
030849021
NHTSA Item Number:
10005155

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Cup holder may not retain cups. ( nhtsa item number - 10005155 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01715
NHTSA Item Number:
10006247

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: 4t65e transmission fluid leak from the reverse servo cover in cold weather. ( nhtsa item number - 10006247 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
02038
NHTSA Item Number:
10006946

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnostic trouble code b1000. ( nhtsa item number - 10006946 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
02027
NHTSA Item Number:
10006957

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: A/c on led inoperative or appears to toggle on and off. Also including 2005 buick century and 2005 buick regal. ( nhtsa item number - 10006957 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01614
NHTSA Item Number:
10007228

Component Description: Structure.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rusty or corroded appearance on undercarriage components. ( nhtsa item number - 10007228 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01650
NHTSA Item Number:
10007236

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Manual dual zone fan and mode knob replacement. Service vme. ( nhtsa item number - 10007236 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
00372D
NHTSA Item Number:
10007287

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: Onstar system is attempting and/or completing phone calls which the operator of the vehicle did not initiate. ( nhtsa item number - 10007287 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
00579
NHTSA Item Number:
10007518

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnostic trouble code b 1001 in bcm and/or powertrain control module (pcm) speaical procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 10007518 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01353
NHTSA Item Number:
10007937

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine misfire due to injector fretting corrosion. ( nhtsa item number - 10007937 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3007
NHTSA Item Number:
10008786

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: 3. 8l engine oil consumption. ( nhtsa item number - 10008786 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3011
NHTSA Item Number:
10008898

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: When using voice recognition dialing, some numbers or commands may not be understood by the system especially the number two (2). ( nhtsa item number - 10008898 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01232004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009104

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transmission fluid leak from reverse servo cover at ambient temperatures. Transmission fluid may be detected on the lower pain rail or case side. Most leak reports have been found during predelivery inspection. Gm voicemail express. ( nhtsa item number - 10009104 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3059
NHTSA Item Number:
10009608

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: When using onstar personal calling feature, the caller cannot be heard on outbound call only. ( nhtsa item number - 10009608 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3129
NHTSA Item Number:
10009949

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: A/c evaporator freezing. ( nhtsa item number - 10009949 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
3097
NHTSA Item Number:
10010202

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hvac side to side temperature difference. ( nhtsa item number - 10010202 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
04082004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009210

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: The current brake rotor minimum allowable thickness after refinish, or minimum thickness specification, found in the past service manual applications are incorrect. Please use correct information as follows. ( nhtsa item number - 10009210 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
04142004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009217

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: With the ac on, led appears to toggle on and back off in one unique condition. This condition is the headlamps are on, instrument panel lamps are dimmed to the lowest extreme, daytime conditions and the rear defog button is turned on and o ( nhtsa item number - 10009217 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
040842006
NHTSA Item Number:
10012607

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Inoperative left or right fog lamp. ( nhtsa item number - 10012607 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-05-01
Bulletin Number:
040842010
NHTSA Item Number:
10008493

Component Description: Exterior lighting:fog lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Left and/ or right fog lamp may be inoperative. ( nhtsa item number - 10008493 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-06-01
Bulletin Number:
030604030
NHTSA Item Number:
10002166

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Multiple driveability symptoms of long or hard starts, chuggle, rough idle and light or intermittent misfire due to clogged fuel injectors. ( nhtsa item number - 10002166 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-06-01
Bulletin Number:
040601017
NHTSA Item Number:
10008471

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe.

Service Bulletin Summary: New upper intake manifold and gasket kits. ( nhtsa item number - 10008471 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-06-01
Bulletin Number:
040601021
NHTSA Item Number:
10012148

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: New rear main seal and special tool for installation. ( nhtsa item number - 10012148 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-06-01
Bulletin Number:
040308010
NHTSA Item Number:
10012182

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Changes to labor time guide relating to front suspension labor operations components. ( nhtsa item number - 10012182 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
0804
NHTSA Item Number:
10014346

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Oil life system reset procedures - cars. ( nhtsa item number - 10014346 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-10-01
Bulletin Number:
030849018B
NHTSA Item Number:
10004777

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Broken console or storage compartment lid latch. ( nhtsa item number - 10004777 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-01-01
Bulletin Number:
030844005B
NHTSA Item Number:
10005588

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:rear window.

Service Bulletin Summary: Poor radio reception or radio static/ increased interference with rear window defogger on or some rear window defogger grids may be inoperative. ( nhtsa item number - 10005588 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-05-01
Bulletin Number:
020730013D
NHTSA Item Number:
10012152

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Incorrect transmission shifts poor engine performance harsh 1-2 upshifts slips 1st and reverse torque converter clutch stuck off on diagnostic trouble code p0730, p0756, p0757, p0741, p0742. ( nhtsa item number - 10012152 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-06-01
Bulletin Number:
050232003
NHTSA Item Number:
10017515

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Revised outer tie rod end nut tightening specification/tie rod end jam nut tightening specification added. ( nhtsa item number - 10017515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-08-01
Bulletin Number:
020730039E
NHTSA Item Number:
10004756

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Firm transmission shifts, shudder/chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code p0742 set. ( nhtsa item number - 10004756 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-08-01
Bulletin Number:
040523002
NHTSA Item Number:
10012633

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brake rotor minimum allowable thickness after refinish specification correction. ( nhtsa item number - 10012633 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
040604066A
NHTSA Item Number:
10011048

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clunk/bang from rear of vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 10011048 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
050604058
NHTSA Item Number:
10017568

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent chuggle or fishbite on light acceleration or a highway speeds with no diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs). ( nhtsa item number - 10017568 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
709
NHTSA Item Number:
10018126

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Oil life system reset procedures - cars. Gm tech link. ( nhtsa item number - 10018126 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
709
NHTSA Item Number:
10018133

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Tie rod specifications revised. Gm tech link. ( nhtsa item number - 10018133 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-11-01
Bulletin Number:
040235004D
NHTSA Item Number:
10008657

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clunk noise from front of vehicle during turning maneuver/steering wheel rotation. ( nhtsa item number - 10008657 ).

Bulletin Date:
2006-02-01
Bulletin Number:
010232001F
NHTSA Item Number:
10019516

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clunk felt/noise heard from steering column, steering gear and/or front of vehicle during turning maneuver and/or steering wheel rotation. ( nhtsa item number - 10019516 ).

Bulletin Date:
2006-05-01
Bulletin Number:
010232001
NHTSA Item Number:
618086

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with clunk noise from front of vehicle turning maneuver / steering wheel rotation. ( nhtsa item number - 618086 ).

Bulletin Date:
2006-09-01
Bulletin Number:
060730023
NHTSA Item Number:
10020766

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: 4t65e transmission 1-2 shift shudder at light to moderate acceleration. Replace complete second clutch assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 10020766 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-08-01
Bulletin Number:
060232009
NHTSA Item Number:
10022924

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Overview of steering system noises. ( nhtsa item number - 10022924 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-03-01
Bulletin Number:
08-06-04-019
NHTSA Item Number:
10024787

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: L67 engine oil smell or odor, leak at left or front valve cover (replace valve cover gasket, gromments and spark plug wire retainers for cylinders 1-3-5). ( nhtsa item number - 10024787 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-06-01
Bulletin Number:
08-089
NHTSA Item Number:
10026586

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: Gm: special coverage adjustment-analog onstar deactivation. Fcc ruled in 2002 wireless carriers would no longer re required to support analog wireless network starting in 2008. ( nhtsa item number - 10026586 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-09-01
Bulletin Number:
08-089B
NHTSA Item Number:
10026805

Component Description: Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual.

Service Bulletin Summary: Gmc: special coverage adjustment-analog onstar deactivation. Csc letter was received. ( nhtsa item number - 10026805 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-11-01
Bulletin Number:
08089-B
NHTSA Item Number:
10027804

Component Description: (A) Electrical system., (B) Electrical system: software., (C) Equipment:electrical:navigational system(global positioning system).

Service Bulletin Summary: General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. ( nhtsa item number - 10027804 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-02-01
Bulletin Number:
09-09-40-001
NHTSA Item Number:
10038294

Component Description: (A) Seat belts., (B) Seat belts:front:warning light/devices.

Service Bulletin Summary: Gm: there are seat belt problems: difficulty latching and unlatching buckle. Buckle release button is sticking. Seat belt warning light illuminated. Likely caused by sticky beverages that are spilled into the buckle assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 10038294 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-02-01
Bulletin Number:
10-00-89-017
NHTSA Item Number:
10038295

Component Description: Unknown or other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Gm: information on fixing multiple situations right the first time. ( nhtsa item number - 10038295 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-11-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-10-08-50-
NHTSA Item Number:
10042986

Component Description: Seats:front assembly:head restraint.

Service Bulletin Summary: General motors: information provided by bulletin for all 2012 and prior general motor trucks and passenger vehicles regarding the adjustable comfort and custom upholstery of the driver and the passenger head restraint. ( nhtsa item number - 10042986 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIC-5050-A
NHTSA Item Number:
10078734

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication advises the technician the steps on repairing the concern. A customer may identify a concern of unable to reactivate a vehicle's onstar that has been previously disabled by onstar. Dealer is to ca ( nhtsa item number - 10078734 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIC-4935-E
NHTSA Item Number:
10078735

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication provides information to help the dealership technicians perform a parasitic drain test for the onstar module. When performing battery parasitic drain test, there may be some confusion as to what th ( nhtsa item number - 10078735 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIC4935E
NHTSA Item Number:
10083484

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication provide ( nhtsa item number - 10083484 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIC5050A
NHTSA Item Number:
10083489

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication advises ( nhtsa item number - 10083489 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIC5088F
NHTSA Item Number:
10083509

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication advises ( nhtsa item number - 10083509 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIT5389A
NHTSA Item Number:
10083884

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:navigational system(global positioning system).

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication advises ( nhtsa item number - 10083884 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIT5485B
NHTSA Item Number:
10083898

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication advises ( nhtsa item number - 10083898 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-04-01
Bulletin Number:
PIT5485A
NHTSA Item Number:
10083900

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication advises ( nhtsa item number - 10083900 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-06-01
Bulletin Number:
PIP5094A
NHTSA Item Number:
10081022

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: This preliminary information communication advises ( nhtsa item number - 10081022 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-08-01
Bulletin Number:
000601012F
NHTSA Item Number:
10082814

Component Description: Engine (pws).

Service Bulletin Summary: This informational bulletin provides information t ( nhtsa item number - 10082814 ).

Bulletin Date:
2016-08-01
Bulletin Number:
PI1394A
NHTSA Item Number:
10082869

Component Description: Engine (pws).

Service Bulletin Summary: This informational bulletin provides additional in ( nhtsa item number - 10082869 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
BUICK, PONTIAC
Model(s):
GRAND PRIX, REGAL
Year(s):
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
08V118000
Recall Date:
March 12th, 2008
Units Affected:
207,542

Affected Component: Engine and engine cooling.

Summary: Gm is recalling 207,542 my 1997-2003 buick regal and pontiac grand prix vehicles equipped with a 3. 8l supercharged v-6 engine. These vehicles have higher front rocker cover gasket temperatures, creating the potential for earlier degradation of the front rocker cover gasket and eventual oil seepage. .

Conequence: Certain underhood fires may be caused by drops of engine oil, from seepage or spillage, being deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and, in some instances, the fire may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the engine’s front valve cover and front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design and remove the engine’s plastic cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension, along with the 1-3-5 spark plug wire retainers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during may 2016. , free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during may 2016. Until the remedy is completed, gm strongly recommends that owners observe the following important precautions (1) that owners do not park their vehicle in a garage, car port, or other structure; (2) if owners notice a burning odor, they should have their dealer inspect the vehicle. The dealer will inspect the vehicle without charge; (3) use premium fuel (91 octane or higher) in the vehicle as recommended in the vehicle's owner manual. Owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080 or pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or through their website at http://www. Gmownercenter. Com. .

Notes: Gm recall no. 07035. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
2
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
CAVALIER, IMPALA, INTRIGUE, MONTE CARLO, REGAL, SUNFIRE
Year(s):
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Manufacturer:
DORMAN PRODUCTS, INC.
NHTSA ID:
08E063000
Recall Date:
October 17th, 2008
Units Affected:
3,855

Affected Component: Steering.

Summary: Dorman products is recalling 3,900 intermediate steering shafts dorman part nos. 425-151, 425-152, and 425-153, (sold under dorman's "oe solutions" brand name), balkamp #'s 7-3057, 7-3058, 7-3059 (sold under the "napa" brand name), and platinum parts #'s 2425151, 2425152, and 2425153 manufactured during the month of september 2007. These replacement steering shafts can be used on the vehicles listed above. The weld connecting the inner tube to the outer tube may be defective. .

Conequence: If the weld fails, loss of steering could result, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. .

Remedy: Dorman will notify owners and replace the steering shafts free of charge. The recall began on october 16, 2008. Owners may contact dorman toll free at 1-800-523-2492. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to dorman's oe solutions brand name, balkamp's napa brand, and the platinum brand steering shafts and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by general motors corporation. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

#
3
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC, SATURN
Model(s):
CENTURY, GRAND PRIX, IMPALA, INTRIGUE, LACROSSE, MONTANA, MONTE CARLO, REGAL, RELAY, SILHOUETTE, TERRAZA, UPLANDER, VENTURE
Year(s):
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Manufacturer:
DORMAN PRODUCTS, INC.
NHTSA ID:
09E005000
Recall Date:
February 17th, 2009
Units Affected:
979

Affected Component: Steering.

Summary: Dorman is recalling 979 steering knuckles, dorman p/nos. 697-902 and 697-903, sold under dorman's "oe solutionstm" brand name, and napa p/nos. 7-8502 and 7-8503 which were sold for replacement use on the various vehicles listed above. A potential material or design defect could result in the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area. .

Conequence: A broken steering knuckle could result in loss of steering control and a possible crash without warning. .

Remedy: Dorman will notify owners and replace the defective steering knuckles free of charge and reimburse the repair facility or owner for labor. The recall began on february 23, 2009. Owners may contact dorman's toll-free hotline at 1-800-523-2492 and press 5. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket dorman steering knuckles and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by general motors corporation. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
4
Make(s):
BUICK, CHEVROLET, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
GRAND PRIX, IMPALA, INTRIGUE, LUMINA, MONTE CARLO, REGAL
Year(s):
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
09V116000
Recall Date:
April 8th, 2009
Units Affected:
1,497,516

Affected Component: Engine and engine cooling.

Summary: General motors is recalling 1,497,516 my 1997-2003 buick regal, my 1998-2003 chevrolet lumina, monte carlo and impala, my 1998-1999 oldsmobile intrigue, my 1997-2003 pontiac grand prix vehicles equipped with a 3. 8l v6 naturally aspirated engine. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. .

Conequence: If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the engine’s front valve cover and front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design and remove the engine’s plastic cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during may 2016. Owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537, and pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or http://www. Pontiac. Com or http:www. Gmownercenter. Com. .

Notes: Gm recall no. 09047. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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