1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
8 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Official recalls have been issued for the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Oldsmobile service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Oldsmobile customer service.
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE NHTSA Campaign #15V701000
Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold.
Consequence: Engine oil that drips onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold may result in a fire.
Actions: The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. Under the improved remedy, dealers will replace the engine¿s front valve cover and gasket. Vehicles that are covered by recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, or 15V-201 that have not yet received the original remedy will instead receive the improved remedy under the original recall number. The recall began on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Oldsmobile customer service at 1-800-442-6537 and Pontiac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 15757. Note: Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners are advised to park their vehicle outside since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V701000 »
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION NHTSA Campaign #14V400000
Summary: This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 5,877,718 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2005 Malibu Classic, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequence: If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2014. GM's number for this recall is 14350. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V400000 »
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #09V116000
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.
Consequence: 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.
Actions: 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 www.Pontiac.com or http:www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V116000 »
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue STEERING NHTSA Campaign #09E005000
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.
Consequence: A broken steering knuckle could result in loss of steering control and a possible crash without warning.
Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E005000 »
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue STEERING NHTSA Campaign #08E063000
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.
Consequence: If the weld fails, loss of steering could result, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E063000 »
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue STEERING:RACK AND PINION NHTSA Campaign #03V527000
Summary: Certain passenger vehicles have lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly in which the retainer tabs were not crimped properly. These retainers could fail and permit the ball bearings to escape.
Consequence: If this occurs, the pinion shaft can be forced upward during left turns and back down as the steering wheel is moved back and to the right. If the pinion shaft moves further, the driver will need to exert more effort to turn the steering wheel, similar to a vehicle without power assisted steering. If the pinion shaft moves even further, the driver will require much higher effort to turn left and may not be able to turn the wheel as much as intended. With the maximum pinion shaft movement, which requires internal gear component damage, the driver can encounter high resistance to turning left, followed by unintended power assist to the right. In any of these conditions, a crash could occur.
Actions: Dealers will install a new lower pinion bearing unless inspect of the existing bearing indicates that replacement of the gear assembly is necessary. Owner notification began on February 5, 2004. Owners should contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537; or Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V527000 »
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #00V044000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. Some of these vehicles were built with rear seat shoulder belts that could twist, allowing the webbing to be jammed in the retractor. When the shoulder belt webbing becomes jammed in the retractor, the seat belt becomes unusable.
Consequence: This could prevent a person from using the seat belt system, and a risk of injury to an unbelted person in a crash would be increased.
Actions: Dealers will remove any twists from the rear shoulder belt(s) and install clips to the belt web guide to prevent twisting. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V044000 »
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #98V103000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The owner manuals do not contain the requirement information pertaining to the vehicle headlamp aiming device. This does not comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequence: If the headlamp assemblies are replaced, customers may not be able to properly aim the headlights.
Actions: Owners will be mailed an owner manual's insert which contains the appropriate information. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V103000 »