Corrosion/Moisture Entering the PCM

Corrosion/Moisture Entering the PCM
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Engine Control Module: All Technical Service Bulletins
Recall - Corrosion/Moisture Entering the PCM
Product Emission 99090 - PCM Corrosion/Moisture Intrusion #99090
99090--PCM Corrosion/Moisture Intrusion (Install Protective PCM Shield/Cover Assembly)
Certain 1997, 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Cavaliers and Pontiac Sunfires Located in Fifteen U.S. High Road Salt Corrosion States (CT, IL, IN, MA,
ME, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, and WI) and in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Provinces, and Certain 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
Chevrolet Cavaliers and Pontiac Sunfires located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Condition
General Motors has decided to conduct a Voluntary Emission Campaign involving certain 1997, 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac
Sunfire model vehicles located in fifteen U.S. high salt corrosion states and in Ontario. Quebec and Atlantic provinces; and certain 1995, 1996,
1997, 1998, and 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire model vehicles located Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the
Yukon and Northwest Territories. These vehicles have the potential to experience moisture entering the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), as a
result of corrosion after extended exposure to road salt, Moisture entering the PCM can lead to symptoms including illumination of the Check
Engine light or the engine running rough. If these symptoms are ignored, the engine may stall and may not be able to be restarted.
Correction
Dealers are to seal the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) in a protective shield/cover assembly.
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Vehicles Involved
Involved are certain 1997, 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire model vehicles located in fifteen U.S. high salt corrosion states
and in Ontario. Quebec and Atlantic provinces; and certain 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire model
vehicles located Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories built within the following VIN
breakpoints:
Important
Dealers should confirm vehicle eligibility through GMVIS (GM Vehicle Inquiry System) of GM Access Screen (Canada only) prior to beginning
campaign repairs. [Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.]
Involved vehicles have been identified by Vehicle Identification Number. Computer listing containing the complete Vehicle Identification Number,
customer name and address data have been prepared, and are being furnished to involved dealers with the campaign bulletin. The customer name
and address data furnished will enable dealers to follow-up with customers involved in this campaign. Any dealer not receiving a computer listing
with the campaign bulletin has no involved vehicles currently assigned.
These dealers listing 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
listing tot he follow-up necessary to complete this campaign.
Parts Information
Important
An initial supply of covers and shields required to complete this campaign will be pre-shipped to involved dealers of record. This pre-shipment
will occur the week of May 8, 2000. Pre-shipped parts will be charged to dealer's open parts account.
Parts required to complete this campaign are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO). Please refer to you "involved
vehicles listing" prior to ordering requirements Normal orders should be placed on a DRO = Daily Replenishment Order. An emergency requirement
should be ordered on a CSO = Customer Special Order.
Service Procedure
1.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2.
Remove the right-hand engine splash shield (in front of the right front tire assembly)
3.
Remove the horn attachment bolt. Disconnect the wire and remove the horn.
4.
Remove the PCM retainer attachment bolts (2). Slide the PCM and the retainer from the PCM and the retainer from the PCM bracket.
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5.
Install the PCM cover, P/N 22623903, over the PCM with the "F" facing outward.
6.
Install the PCM into the vehicle bracket.
7.
Install the PCM shield assembly, P/N 22623904, to the vehicle. Drape the shield over the PCM bracket. Removing the evap hose clip fastener
and reinstall through the shield. Push the square cut over the PCM attachment nut. Remove the horn wiring attachment clip and reinstall
through the shield.
8.
Install the push-in retainer, P/N 10121502. through the lower front hole of the PCM shield and then through the side hold of the PCM cover.
9.
Install the Campaign Identification Label.
Campaign Identification Label
For US
Place the Campaign Identification Label on each vehicle corrected in accordance with the instructions outlined in this Product Campaign Bulletin.
Each label provides a space to include the campaign number and the five (5) digit dealer code of the dealer performing the campaign service. This
information may be inserted with a typewriter or a ball point pen.
Put the Campaign Label on a clean and dry surface of the radiator core support in an area that will be visible to people servicing the vehicle. When
installing the Campaign Identification Labels for US dealers can be obtained from Dealer Support Materials by calling 1-888-549-6152
(Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST). Ask for Item Number S-1015 when ordering.
Campaign Identification Label
For CANADA
Place the Campaign Identification Label on each vehicle corrected in accordance with the instructions outlined in this Product Campaign Bulletin.
Each label provides a space to include the campaign number and the five (5) digit dealer code of the dealer performing the campaign service. This
information may be inserted with a typewriter or a ball point pen.
Put the Campaign Label on a clean and dry surface of the radiator core support in an area that will be visible to people servicing the vehicle.
Additional Campaign Identification Labels for Canadian dealers can be obtained from DGN by calling 1-800-668-5539 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to
5:00 pm EST). Ask for Item Number GMP 91 when ordering.
Claim Information
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Submit a Product Campaign Claim with the information indicated.
Refer to the General Motors WINS Claims Processing Manual for details on Product Campaign Claim Submissions.
Customer Notification
For US and CANADA
Customers will be notified of this campaign on their vehicles by General Motors (see copy of customer letter included with this bulletin.
In order to ensure full protection under the emission warranty, and the right to participate in future recalls, the customer notification letter
recommends that customers have their vehicles serviced as soon as possible. It also advises that failure to do so could legally be determined to be
lack of proper maintenance. The vehicle may fail a state or local emission inspection test if the recall work is not completed.
Dealer Campaign Responsibility
For US and CANADA
All unsold new vehicles in dealers' possession and subject to this campaign MUST be held and inspected/repaired per the service procedure of this
campaign bulletin BEFORE customers take possession of these vehicles.
Dealers are to service all vehicles subject to this campaign at no charge to customers, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or owner, from this time
forward.
Customers who have recently purchased vehicles sold from your vehicle inventory, and for which there is no customer information indicated on the
dealer listing, are to be contacted by the dealer. Arrangements are to be made to make required correction according tot he instructions contained in
this bulletin. This could be done by mailing to such customers a copy of the customer letter accompanying this bulletin. Campaign follow-up cards
should not be used for this purpose, since the customer may not as yet have received the notification letter.
In summary, whenever a vehicle subject to this campaign enters your vehicle inventory, or is in your dealership for service in the future, please take
the steps necessary to be sure the campaign correction has been made before selling or releasing the vehicle.
May, 2000
Dear Customer:
This notice is sent to inform you that General Motors is conducting a voluntary emission recall campaign that includes your vehicle.
Reason For This Recall
General Motors has decided that certain 1997, 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire model vehicles located in fifteen U.S. high
salt corrosion states and in Ontario. Quebec and Atlantic provinces; and certain 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac
Sunfire model vehicles located Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. These vehicles have the
potential to experience moisture entering the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), as a result of corrosion after extended exposure to road salt,
Moisture entering the PCM can lead to symptoms including illumination of the Check Engine light or the engine running rough. If these symptoms
are ignored, the engine may stall and may not be able to be restarted.
What Will Be Done
To prevent this condition from occurring, your GM dealer will seal the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) in a protective shield/cover assembly.
This service will be performed for you at no charge.
Contacting Your Dealer
Please contact your dealer as soon as possible to arrange a service date and to assure parts availability. Instructions for making this correction have
been sent to your dealer. Please ask your dealer if you wish to know how much time will be needed to schedule, process and repair your vehicle.
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Should your dealer be unable to schedule a service date within a reasonable time, you should contact the appropriate Customer Assistance/Relations
Center at the number listed.
Customer Replay Card
The attached customer reply card identifies your vehicle. Presentation of this card to your dealer will assist in making the necessary correction in the
shortest possible time. If you no longer own this vehicle, please let us know by completeing the reply card and returning it to us in the postage pad
envelope.
Courtesy Transportation
Your dealer may provide you with shuttle service or some other form of courtesy transportation while your vehicle is at the dealership for this repair.
Please refer to your Owner's Manual and your dealer for details on Courtesy Transportation.
Emission Law Information
In order to ensure your full protection under the emission warranty made applicable to your vehicle by State or Federal Law, and your right to
participate in future recalls, it is recommended that you have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Failure to do so could legally be determined
to be lack of proper maintenance of your vehicle. Also, your vehicle may fail a state or local emission inspection if this recall is not accomplished.
We are sorry to cause you this inconvenience; however, we have taken this action in the interest of your continued satisfaction with our products.
(Chevrolet, Pontiac-GMC) Division
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