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January 23, 2001

2000 Saturn L-Series and LS Automobiles Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000 Saturn L-Series and LS automobiles.  This recall affects models that were manufactured in October 2000.

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 assembled with the transaxle shift cable clip missing or improperly seated. Without the clip, the cable can slip out of its bracket and the transaxle lever would not move along with the shift lever.

The driver may put the shift lever in Park, but the transaxle may be in Reverse or Neutral. Unexpected movement of the vehicle could cause a crash.

1,637 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the transaxle shift cable retainer clip to verify proper installation and, if necessary, replace the clip and adjust the cable to specifications.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 27, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V344/GM Recall No. 00089]

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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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