Everyone needs to know that his can happen to any car as it ages. How many times have you seen a non-maintained car smelling like burning oil and the driver doesn't care? A lot. Fires can start this way from valve cover leaks when you ignore it. I've personally never seen a 3.8 do this, but glad the customers that may have this issue are being taken care of.
Cars catching fire. Now thats just what GM dint need right now.
Good for the owners that they were forced to recall now, who knows what wold happen if they belly up.
heres a link with pictures of one that burned.
Grand Prix that caught fire.
GM reported to NHTSA that the company knows of 267 Buick and Pontiac vehicle fires and six injuries, five of them minor and one moderate. The hazard has caused 17 structure fires, according to GM.
Both NHTSA and GM strongly warned owners of the Pontiac and Buick vehicles not to park them in garages or other structures until the fire hazard is eliminated.
General Motors does not have sufficient parts to repair all of the Pontiac and Buick cars that are at risk of catching fire.
This one from the link fully involed