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1997 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA Recall - Campaign #97V059000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1997 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA RECALL - #97V059000

RECALL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : WIRING : FRONT UNDERHOOD

THE PROTECTIVE COVER FOR THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER WAS OMITTED. WITHOUT THIS COVER, THE POSITIVE TERMINAL BOLT ON THE FUSE BLOCK IS EXPOSED AND CAN CONTACT THE INSULATED NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. IF THE INSULATION ON THE NEGATIVE CABLE BECOMES SUFFICIENTLY WORN, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN THE POSITIVE TERMINAL AND NEGATIVE CABLE RESULTING IN EXTREMELY HIGH CURRENT FLOW.

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Vehicle 1997 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between 12/1/1996 - 1/30/1997
Recalled on 4/25/1997
Influenced by GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Owners Notified on 4/30/1997
# Affected 3,464
Recalled for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
 
Description THE PROTECTIVE COVER FOR THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER WAS OMITTED. WITHOUT THIS COVER, THE POSITIVE TERMINAL BOLT ON THE FUSE BLOCK IS EXPOSED AND CAN CONTACT THE INSULATED NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. IF THE INSULATION ON THE NEGATIVE CABLE BECOMES SUFFICIENTLY WORN, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN THE POSITIVE TERMINAL AND NEGATIVE CABLE RESULTING IN EXTREMELY HIGH CURRENT FLOW.
Consequences THIS HIGH CURRENT FLOW CAN CAUSE ARCING AND RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE PROTECTIVE COVER AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER TO THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING APRIL 1997. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300, OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537, OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
See also 1997 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA Recall for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, IGNITION, SWITCH
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Comments

9/8/2010 - Alis Seim
I really enjoy my achieva even though I had problems with the abs light also the problem was solved when we put in a new sensor switch, it was easier than changing the thermostat. The biggest problem I have had with my '97, is
rust all the fuel lines, fuel tank, brake lines,had to be replaced. Then the radiator went the plastic could not withstand the extreme weather changes since I brought the car from PA to AZ. I love the twin cams but hate the steering my daughter has a vehicle a lot larger and it turns on a dime (GMC), but this achieva turns like a semi when I need to do a u-turn.

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