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88 Fiero Recall by FieroTony
Started on: 07-17-2014 03:29 PM
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Last post by: Fieronut83 on 07-19-2014 02:04 PM
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Report this Post07-17-2014 03:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroTonyClick Here to Email FieroTonySend a Private Message to FieroTonyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I need an A/C accumulator; quick. This came up on my 88 on the Pep Boys website. So these catch on fire to????



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Report this Post07-17-2014 05:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for zzzhuhSend a Private Message to zzzhuhEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
No, I would assume this would come up mainly because of the rumors that were talked about even back then.

The 1984 Model was the only year to catch on fire. It was partially due to a fault within the manual and on the dipstick stating the car only needed 3 quarts of oil to run. The real amount was more like 4.5 so it was always low on oil without anyone knowing.

Everything you read about on the PepBoys website is for the 84' model year. By 88' the car's were as good as they can get (as far as we know.)
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Originally posted by zzzhuh:
The 1984 Model was the only year to catch on fire.


Not true. The 84 was the only one famous for fires.

There was also the issue of the decklid weatherstrip recall, which was also a potential fire hazard, as combustible materials could be dumped on the exhaust manifold.

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Report this Post07-17-2014 10:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for smartaxelClick Here to visit smartaxel's HomePageClick Here to Email smartaxelSend a Private Message to smartaxelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They were all recalled, and all linked to fires. Anyone saying otherwise doesn't have all the correct info. Some v6 models had a different manifold, all v6 had a few heat shields added and were checked for leaks, a different intake tube and a few other things. I had an 87GT that caught on fire. . Heres a link to recall info: http://floridafieros.org/osg/recalls.html

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Originally posted by smartaxel:

They were all recalled, and all linked to fires. Anyone saying otherwise doesn't have all the correct info.



Exactly. I recall there being a couple smaller, partial recalls, then later a big one that involved all Fieros (which obviously required different fixes if they were 4- or 6-cylinder). It was the lead story on the national news that evening - "GM announced today a recall of every Pontiac Fiero ever made..."

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Report this Post07-18-2014 08:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for smartaxelClick Here to visit smartaxel's HomePageClick Here to Email smartaxelSend a Private Message to smartaxelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yep.. That was why as a teenager I was never allowed to get one, and that began my infatuation with them.. The Consumers Reports Buying guides used to have the recalls listed and I remember seeing the Fieros all recalled somewhere in the early 90s
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Report this Post07-19-2014 08:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fieronut83Send a Private Message to Fieronut83Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I believe my car was recalled in 91 or 92. I was stationed in Colorado at the time. I've had it since new (1987) and never had any major issues.

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Originally posted by Fieronut83:

I believe my car was recalled in 91 or 92. I was stationed in Colorado at the time. I've had it since new (1987) and never had any major issues.

John


Just the occasional minor ones...
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Report this Post07-19-2014 02:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fieronut83Send a Private Message to Fieronut83Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Gokart Mozart:


Just the occasional minor ones...


Ya, you can say that again! I think mine has Gremlins. Funny none of the recalls mentioned that.

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