GM is recalling 1.4 million older cars dating as far back as 1997 to fix an issue that was supposed to be addressed in two previous recalls.
The affected cars are from the 1997 to 2004 model year, and can leak oil due to degraded valve cover gaskets and possibly catch fire. The leaking oil can fall onto the exhaust manifold under hard braking and catch fire. This is the third recall for this issue in seven years.
This recall affects mostly cars in North America an includes the following cars with 3.8-liter V6 engines: the 1997 to 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal, the 2000 to 2004 Chevrolet Impala, the 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, and the 1998 to 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
GM hasn’t come up for a fix for this issue yet, but it is in the process on contacting owners. To see if your car is affected, you can check here.