Yes, dont't mean to confuse here, but The switch part of the component controls the Hazard flasher, but inside the switch is the timer circuit that controls the flash of both items.
GM does have a specialy policy adjustment on these switches and you may qualify for a free replacement from the dealer.
Below is a portion of the campaign I can check for you if you give me the last 8 digits of your vin number.
#03043A: Product Safety - Turn Signals/Hazard Warning Flashers Inoperative - (Mar 8, 2004)
|Subject:||03043A -- Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Flashers Inoperative|
|Models:||2000-2001 Chevrolet Malibu|
|2000-2001 Oldsmobile Alero|
|2000-2001 Pontiac Grand Am|
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING REVISED TO INCLUDE 2000 AND 2001 MODEL YEAR PONTIAC GRAND AM VEHICLES. DISCARD ALL COPIES OF BULLETIN 03043, ISSUED FEBRUARY 2004.
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2000 and 2001 model year Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which solder joints in the hazard warning flasher switch may crack. If cracking occurs, it may cause the audible flasher indicator, visual flasher indicator in the instrument cluster, turn signals, and the hazard warning flashers to work intermittently or not at all. If the turn signals or hazard warning flasher are not working, others may react more slowly to a turning or stopped vehicle and a crash could occur.
Dealers are to replace the hazard warning flasher switch.
Involved are certain 2000 and 2001 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles built within these VIN breakpoints:
Important: Dealers should confirm vehicle eligibility through GMVIS (GM Vehicle Inquiry System) before beginning recall repairs. [Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.]
For dealers with involved vehicles, a Campaign Initiation Detail Report containing the complete Vehicle Identification Number, customer name and address data has been prepared and will be loaded to the GM DealerWorld, Recall Information website. The customer name and address data furnished will enable dealers to follow up with customers involved in this program.