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Old 01-06-2007, 11:09 PM   #21
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Hmmm... would they give me a hard time about that though? I'm always worried about dealers being pushy.
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Oh yeah, and does that recall mean that I could get a break on some of these repairs? I don't know much about how those things work.

jeeez, I was so excited to go to Columbus, why couldn't stupid Bonne wait a week
i dont think you could get anything from the recall since they said to get it replaced, especially if youre at a firestone, maybe a dealer might do something?

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My advice is to get some legal advice on this. What I would say is to possibly take some legal action with the previous owner, since (I assume) they didn't make you aware of the situation)
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When you register a car...if recalls have not been performed..as the new owner you will be notifed by the manufacturer.
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So are you saying that the recall was performed and it still failed?
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When you register a car...if recalls have not been performed..as the new owner you will be notifed by the manufacturer.
interesting... didnt know that one
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Well, here'* the story.

My parents owned this car from 2001 to this last summer, when it was handed down to me. My dad knows so little about cars, he thinks I'm an expert (oi!). So I called him tonight saying what happened, mentioning that it was a recalled, defective part that caused the explosion. Here'* my response:

"Oh, I kept getting all these letters in the mail about some recall I needed to take care of on that car... is that what this is about? Those were so annoying."

So basically, my dad'* a genius I can't exactly take any legal action against the previous owner But I am pretty pissed, because since he didn't take care of that I'm afraid the dealer won't do anything about it now.
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It was your dad'* fault, make him pay for it (I would, lol)
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Any fuel pressure regulator can fail, not just the ones recalled. They just happened to have a higher failure rate than "normal". The recall was only for some of the Delphi regulators. Here'* the information on it.

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1998 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE Recall ID from NHTSA: 04V090000
Auto Recall Date: 20040224
Vehicle Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINEELIVERY
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 910873
1998 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3800 V6 (L36) ENGINES AND CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, THE REGULATORS HAVE A MUCH HIGHER THAN USUAL RATE OF FUEL LEAKS. A LEAK CAN ALLOW FUEL TO ENTER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THROUGH A VACUUM LINE. IF THE ENGINE DOES NOT START WHEN CRANKED, THE FUEL FROM THE LEAKING REGULATOR AND A MISTIMED SPARK CAN CAUSE A BACKFIRE.
Defect Consequence:
THE BACKFIRE CAN RUPTURE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. THE RUPTURE OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD CAN DISPLACE A FUEL LINE, PULLING AN INJECTOR OUT OF PLACE, AND CAUSING A FUEL LEAK AND POSSIBLE FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS WITH IMPROVED DIAPHRAGMS. THE RECALL WILL BE CONDUCTED IN PHASED MAILINGS. PHASE 1 BEGAN ON JUNE 30, 2004, AND PHASE 2 BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537, OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.
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Well, here'* the story.

My parents owned this car from 2001 to this last summer, when it was handed down to me. My dad knows so little about cars, he thinks I'm an expert (oi!). So I called him tonight saying what happened, mentioning that it was a recalled, defective part that caused the explosion. Here'* my response:

"Oh, I kept getting all these letters in the mail about some recall I needed to take care of on that car... is that what this is about? Those were so annoying."

So basically, my dad'* a genius I can't exactly take any legal action against the previous owner But I am pretty pissed, because since he didn't take care of that I'm afraid the dealer won't do anything about it now.
your dad --> <--- you
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