So here it is...
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2000 model year Chevrolet Impala vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine. As a result, GM is conducting a safety recall. We apologize for this inconvenience. However, we are concerned about your safety and continued satisfaction with our products.
Your vehicle is involved in GM safety recall 15757.
Parts to repair your vehicle are not currently available.
Previously, your vehicle was repaired under a safety recall for this condition. The remedy procedure performed on your vehicle may not be sufficient to prevent subsequent engine compartment fires relating to this condition. Your vehicle will require further repairs to rememdy the condition.
Until you have had your vehicle repaired it is recommended that the vehicle be parked outside and not in a garage or other structure.
Why is your vehicle being recalled?
Drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. This condition could cause an engine compartment fire.
What will we do?
Part to repair your vehicle are not currently available
, but when parts are available, your Chevrolet dealer will replace your engine's front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design. Your engine's plastic "beauty" cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension will be removed, if they haven't been already. This servie will be performed for you at no charge.
When parts are available, we will send you another letter asking you to take your vehicle to your Chevrolet dealer to have your vehicle serviced. You can also check the status of this recall at www.my.gm.com/recalls
. If you have already paid for repairs for this condition, a reimbursement request form will be included with the next letter.
This condition does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle, but it is recommended that the vehicle be parked outside and not in a garage or other structure until it is repaired.
Do you have questions?
If you have questions or concerns that your dealer is unable to resolve, please contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 1.800.222.1020 (TTY 1.800.833.2438).
If after contacting your dealer and the Customer Assistance Center, you are still not satisfied we have done our best to remedy this condition without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, Nationsl Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign ID Number for this recall is 15V701.
Federal regulation requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.