Regarding the fuel leak: I received 2 recall notices in the mail 2 weeks ago stating that the fuel line wasn't adequate for the internal pressure. GM is replacing the faulty pressure lines with steel ones for free.
I have a 1995 Aurora and I've had nothing, but problems also. When I first learned of the recall I called and was told my vehicle was not included. I just called back today because my fuel problems seem to be getting worse and they said that my vehicle was included. You may want to try back.
I got my 95 Aurora's fuel line repaired and found out through another source that the part that was repaired was recalled. I contacted GM and got a recall claim form approved for a full reimbursement of the $400.00 that I paid for the repairs. You might want to try again.
My wife and I purchased our 95 Aurora in 2001. We have had just about every problem that is mentioned with this car. The electrical gremlins, its appetite for brake pads and rotors, oil leaks, transmission problems, fuel pressure regulators, CD player, 2 radiators.
However, I love this car. I also own a 90 Mustang GT ragtop, and it was never as quick as that Olds.
As far as the fuel rail problem, my wife was told not to park the car by her employer's building; they thought it was going to blow up, the gas smell was so bad.
GM paid to tow it to the dealer, replaced the fuel rail and fuel line to the tank under the recall, and also paid for a rental car for 1 week. Call Oldsmobile Customer Assistance hotline; this is a defect they should correct. Make some noise.
This is worst car in my life. 95 Aurora is gas eater, brakes burner. No windows can be open in or after rain- you getting wet. No can or bottle can be put in the holder-spills or fells from that idiotic cup holder. Driver seat leather started to crack about 60K. Door illumination (function buttons-seat reg.,seat heating buttons) does not work. Steering column I fixed 7 times (loosing stoppers) before somebody welded them.
Junk. No more Auroras in my life or any other related.
I brought my 1995 Aurora in February of 2006. I had just had my daughter and wanted a little safer vehicle than my truck. (So my mom says, because of my driving) I love it. It's a little longer than what I am use to, but hey, you get use to it. Since is an eleven year old car I expected to do a little maintenance. Thank goodness that the only thing I've had to change thus far is the catalytic converter. But now my car is smelling like gas when I start it and when it comes to a stop. I've been reading about the fuel rail recall that went on and I was wondering how I can tell if the previous owner of my car got it changed? Also if that would have anything to do with the smell of gas that I am smelling? The smell is very strong now and I'm not sure if I want to drive it. Any information would be very helpful. Thanks.