http://frontpage.execulink.com/kerisler/vehicle.htmIn 1990 certain V-6 Pontiac Fieros were recalled in Canada to reduce the possibility of engine compartment fires. A similar recall was conducted in the United Sates for U.S. Fiero owners, possibly at an earlier date than the Canadian recall. This web page applies to Canada. If you are a U.S. Fiero owner you should visit the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) web site and search for Fiero recalls, to find the equivalent U.S.-applicable recall data
Transport Canada information noted the Canadian recall applied to 8,919 Fieros in the 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988 model years, describing the recall (Transport Canada Recall Number 1990101, Campaign Code 0A20/90042), as affecting:
"...vehicles equipped with 2.8 litre,6 cylinder engines. An interaction of the engine compartment environment and maintenance or service related factors could create the potential for an engine compartment fire which could spread to the passenger compartment. Correction: vehicles will have a manifold deflector installed, a PCV system modification, a minor change to deck lid sealing and a general inspection (and repair as necessary) of underhood fluid and wiring systems. Additionally, 1985-86 model year vehicles will have a new exhaust manifold installed to bring them up to 1987-88 specifications."
If you really want to get into the recall thing Im sure I can dig up recalls on every make out there, but you seem intent on poking at the Japanese imports. The funny thing is I watched a show tonite on the history of the Auto, and they talked about how the Japanese have influenced how the American aoutomakers now build their cars. Because as the chairman of Ford put it. "Mazda has a great way of building cars and since we work very closely with them we (Ford) have learned alot about making a quality product and streamlining our production practices.""We consulted with Honda. Honda concluded it was a technician's error, and they have taken steps to make sure service technicians who work on this vehicle understand that they need to be particularly diligent when they replace the oil filter," NHTSA spokesman Rae Tyson was quoted as saying.