VIN number vs. TSB's
I hope to be the proud owner of a new 2005 GT within the next week or so. I am interested in any information regarding the automobile VIN number vs. Technical Service Bulletins that have been issued. I just don't like the idea of some dealer mechanic making updates to a car of this caliber. The Speedi-Seal and transaxle updates make me nervous in the hands of most of these mechanics. I have seen too much "trick" work done by these hacks, only later on having to spend my time and money getting in done correctly, by myself (of course, after it's past warranty). So I am looking for a car with a VIN number produced after these TSB's were issued. Does anyone know approximately what VIN number range this occurred at? Also, the A-Arms don't bother me since the machined "billet" versions will be stronger that the original cast parts, however a forged part will be strongest.
Thanks in advance,
TSB's and Speedisleeves
Congratulations in advance on joining the club. The recall on the crankshafts came out on December 9th of last year. The control arm recall came out on December 20th. According to the recall notice, it affected some 300 vehicles. From what I could gather looking at VIN's and their associated production dates, my best guess was that they were roughly on car 450 near the end of December. When I was looking for a car, I just tried to stay over 500 to be safe.
The production date is printed on a label on the driver-side door. For example, my car is #1498 and was produced in July of 2005.
This information is just my unofficial guess based on looking at a lot of car ads. Maybe someone has more accurate information. Hope this helps.