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2001 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, "Fuel System Integrity." These vehicles were built with an inadequate weld of the vent valve on the top portion of the fuel tank. Fuel spillage could occur during refueling or if the vehicle were involved in a rollover. If an ignition source were present, a fire could occur.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect the vehicle to ensure the fuel tank vent valve is properly welded. If necessary, dealers will replace the fuel tank assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 6, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.
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2001 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Certain passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, "Theft Protection." These vehicles were built with an improperly adjusted automatic transaxle park lock cable assembly. If improperly adjusted, it is possible to shift from the "park" position with the ignition key removed. This condition increases the risk of a crash resulting from unintended movement.
Action Need To Fix It:
Saturn is asking owners and retailers to perform a functional check of the automatic transaxle park lock cable assembly operation and, if necessary, to have the cable adjusted. If owners are not comfortable performing the functional check themselves, they can have their dealer perform this inspection for them. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 6, 2000. Owners who have questions about this recall should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.
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2000 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, "Fuel System Integrity." These vehicles were built with an inadequate weld of the vent valve on the top portion of the fuel tank. Fuel spillage could occur during refueling or if the vehicle were involved in a rollover. If an ignition source were present, a fire could occur.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect the vehicle to ensure the fuel tank vent valve is properly welded. If necessary, dealers will replace the fuel tank assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 6, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.
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2000 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Certain passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, "Theft Protection." These vehicles were built with an improperly adjusted automatic transaxle park lock cable assembly. If improperly adjusted, it is possible to shift from the "park" position with the ignition key removed. This condition increases the risk of a crash resulting from unintended movement.
Action Need To Fix It:
Saturn is asking owners and retailers to perform a functional check of the automatic transaxle park lock cable assembly operation and, if necessary, to have the cable adjusted. If owners are not comfortable performing the functional check themselves, they can have their dealer perform this inspection for them. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 6, 2000. Owners who have questions about this recall should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.
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2000 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection". Some of these vehicles were manufactured with welds in the instrument panel carrier assembly that were not strong enough to allow the vehicles to meet the sled test performance requirements. A front seat occupant, particularly an unbelted occupant, may have an increased risk of injury in a frontal crash.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will repair the vehicle's instrument panel carrier assembly. Owner notification began in late August 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, prompt 3.
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2000 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems". These vehicles were produced with brake pipe attachment nuts that may not be tightened properly. If the brake pipe nuts are not properly tightened, brake fluid leakage could occur, which could affect the vehicles' performance.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect the brake pipe nuts for leakage, verify the nuts are tightened to specifications, and replace the brake pipes if needed. Owner notification began in late August 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, prompt 3.
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2000 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
These vehicles do not comply with requirements of 49 CFR Part 581, "Bumper Standard". These vehicles were produced with rear bumper fasteners that could be loose or missing. If the fasteners are loose or missing, the rear bumper may not absorb energy as it was designed to do in the event of a rear end collision.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect to see whether the rear bumper beam fasteners are present and properly tightened and, if missing, install new fasteners. Owner notification began in late August 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, prompt 3.
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2000 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages". Some of the vehicles were produced with seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts that were not adequately tightened at the center pillar and could fall out, making the seat belt inoperative.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect these vehicles for proper installation and torque of the seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts. Owner notification began Oct. 29, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, Prompt #3.
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2000 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impacts". The armrests were produced with a latch that will not withstand the vertical force requirements of the standard. In the event of a crash, the latch may open and the armrest or the contents of the console could injure an occupant.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the console armrest latch. Owner notification began Oct. 29, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, Prompt #3.
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1999 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages". Some of the vehicles were produced with seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts that were not adequately tightened at the center pillar and could fall out, making the seat belt inoperative.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect these vehicles for proper installation and torque of the seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts. Owner notification began Oct. 29, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, Prompt #3.
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1998 Saturn SL Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages". Some of the vehicles were produced with seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts that were not adequately tightened at the center pillar and could fall out, making the seat belt inoperative.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect these vehicles for proper installation and torque of the seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts. Owner notification began Oct. 29, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, Prompt #3.
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