Dear General Motors Customer:
As the owner of a 1992 or 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier equipped with a 2.2L engine, your satisfaction with our product is of the utmost concern to us. Your vehicle was provided with a new vehicle warranty, which covers certain parts of your vehicle for a specified period. These warranties are of considerable value to you if you should experience problems with your vehicle.
This letter is intended to make you aware that some 1992 and 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier models with 2.2L engines may develop a failure of the cylinder head gasket that allows coolant to leak from the cylinder head gasket to engine block joint. Early evidence of this would be a loss of coolant in the coolant reservoir and an odour of coolant from the engine compartment, or a low coolant lamp. There may also be visible coolant deposits at the cylinder head to engine block joint.
General Motors of Canada Limited is, therefore, taking the following action:
We are providing owners with special coverage. If the above-mentioned condition occurs within seven(7) years of the date your vehicle was originally placed in service or 160,000 km, whichever occurs first, your vehicle will be repaired for you at no charge.
This special policy applies only to repairs requiring cylinder head gasket replacement as a result of cylinder head gasket failure that results in an engine coolant leak. It does not cover engine damage from continuing to operate the engine in an overheated condition after loss of coolant.
This is not a recall campaign. Do not take your vehicle to your GM dealer as a result of this letter unless you believe that your vehicle has the condition as described above. Keep this letter with your other important glove box literature for future reference.
If you have already paid for some or all of the cost to have the cylinder head gasket replaced and in-service time was less than seven(7) years and 160,000 km, you should contact your GM dealer. You may be eligible for partial or complete reimbursement costs if genuine GM parts were used in the repair/ If the work was done by someone other than a GM dealership the amount of reimbursement may be limited to the amount the repair would have cost GM to have it completed by a GM dealership. Please provide your dealer with your original paid receipts or invoices verifying the repair, the amount charged, proof of payment, and the date of payment of those charges by March 1, 1997.
Repairs and adjustments qualifying under this Special Policy coverage must be performed by your GM dealer.