February 12, 2002
General Motors Has Recalled 2002
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published
a recall affecting the 2002 Saturn Vue.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 327
Defect: Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly
Anchorages." Some vehicles were produced with rear outer seat belt shoulder
guide anchor bolts that were incorrectly installed. If these bolts were
incorrectly installed, the bolts would not withstand the load requirements
of the standard. If an anchorage failed in a crash, the occupant would not
be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the rear shoulder guide anchor bolts. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during December
2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.
[[NHTSA Recall No. 01V386/GM Recall No. 01076/Saturn Recall No. 02-C-04].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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