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I know in the US that the nylon fuel rail on my 97 ETC was recalled and replaced with a stainless steel one. Here in Canada that was not the case and I've read in the form that there was no recall in Canada. I was advised by a fellow member of this form the have the fuel rail replaced due to safty concerns and I was wondering if any other Canadian members have had theirs replaced or not. I was talking to the service department at the local Caddilac dealer and was told that there was no recall but there was a newer version of the fuel rail. What have other Canadian owners done?

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FWIW,

my '96 SLS here in Germany has been involved in the recall, I got a letter from GM two years ago and had it carried out at a GM dealership back then.

Stefan

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I've seen posts here that the recall is related to the use of gasahol. If methanol as a gasoline additive isn't available in Canada, they may not need the recall.

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Subject: Product Safety - Engine Fuel Rail-Replace #04014C - (10/01/2004)

Models: 1995-1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours, Seville, Eldorado

1996-1997 Cadillac DeVille

Equipped with 4.6L V8 (RPO LD8 - VIN Y; RPO L37 - VIN 9) Engine

1995-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora

Equipped with 4.0L V8 (RPO L47 - VIN C) Engine

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THIS BULLETIN IS BEING REVISED TO ADD 1997 CADILLAC MODEL VEHICLES. PLEASE DISCARD SAFETY RECALL BULLETIN NUMBER 04014B, DATED SEPTEMBER 2004.

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Condition

General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in all 1995-1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours, Seville and Eldorado, 1996-1997 Cadillac DeVille; and 1995-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora model vehicles. These vehicles have a condition in which the original equipment nylon tubing used in the fuel rail construction may degrade and crack. Additionally, the 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora uses a unique underhood fuel return line that may crack at unusually high rates. Cracking of the fuel rail can result in a fuel leak into the engine compartment. The operator may experience fuel odor and possibly engine stalling due to loss of fuel pressure to the engine. If this event were to occur, and if an ignition source were present, an engine compartment fire could occur.

Correction

Dealers are to inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine fuel rail with a new stainless steel fuel rail. Dealers will also replace the chassis fuel lines on 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora model vehicles.

Vehicles Involved

Involved are all 1995-1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours, Seville and Eldorado, 1996-1997 Cadillac DeVille; and 1995-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora model vehicles; and built within these VIN breakpoints:

Year

Division

Model

From

Through

1995

Cadillac

DeVille Concours

SU200002

SU309069

1995

Cadillac

Seville

SU800001

SU838932

1995

Cadillac

Eldorado

SU600001

SU625230

1996

Cadillac

DeVille

TU200001

TU311280

1996

Cadillac

Seville

TU800001

TU838241

1996

Cadillac

Eldorado

TU600004

TU620816

1997

Cadillac

DeVille

VU200001

VU830483

1997

Cadillac

Seville

VU800001

VU845283

1997

Cadillac

Eldorado

VU600001

VU833269

1995

Oldsmobile

Aurora

S4100001

S4147771

1996

Oldsmobile

Aurora

T4100001

T4124133

1997

Oldsmobile

Aurora

V4100001

V4127927

Important: Dealers should confirm vehicle eligibility through GMVIS (GM Vehicle Inquiry System) before beginning recall repairs.

For US

For dealers with involved vehicles, a Campaign Initiation Detail Report containing the complete Vehicle Identification Number, customer name and address data has been prepared and will be loaded to the GM DealerWorld, Recall Information website. Dealers that have no involved vehicles currently assigned will not have a report available in GM DealerWorld.

For IPC

For dealers with involved vehicles, a Campaign Initiation Detail Report containing the complete Vehicle Identification Number, customer name and address data has been prepared and is being furnished to involved dealers. Dealers that have no involved vehicles currently assigned will not receive a report with the recall bulletin.

The Campaign Initiation Detail Report may contain customer names and addresses obtained from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any other purpose is a violation of law in several states/provinces/countries. Accordingly, you are urged to limit the use of this report to the follow-up necessary to complete this program.

Parts Information

Parts Pre-Ship Information - For US

Important: An initial supply of parts required to complete this recall will be pre-shipped to involved dealers of record. The pre-shipment for 1995 Cadillacs began the week of July 26, 2004. The pre-shipment for 1996 Cadillacs began the week of August 30, 2004. The pre-shipment for 1997 Cadillacs is scheduled to begin the week of September 20, 2004. The pre-shipment for 1996-97 Oldsmobiles began the week of May 24, 2004. The pre-shipment for 1995 Oldsmobile is scheduled to begin the week of August 23, 2004. All pre-shipments will be approximately 15% of each dealer's involved vehicles. Pre-shipped parts will be charged to dealer's open parts account.

Additional parts, if required, are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO). Please refer to your "involved vehicles listing" before ordering parts. Normal orders should be placed on a DRO=Daily Replenishment Order. In an emergency situation, parts should be ordered on a CSO=Customer Special Order.

Current GM bulletin. I highlighted the'all' part. You need the new metal rail asap. I would take this as Canada included. The 'all' may get it done for you. The original US bulletin resulted from a house that burned down.

Show your dealer this post bulletin. With the word 'all' ...and mention he may be included in a lawsuit if the bulletin is not preformed as per your request.

Your car must be within the VIN #s as listed.

The word 'all' relates to 'everything.' US, Canada, Mexico, Export...

Show that GM bulletin to a jury after your house burns down...no problem.

That being said...they may not have to send a letter. Depends on country.

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