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March 14, 2002

General Motors Has Recalled 2002 Saturn S-Series Sedan

(SafetyAlerts) -  General Motors Corporation Has Recalled 2002 Saturn S-Series Sedan because these vehicles were manufactured with welds between the door striker and belt-line that do not meet Saturn specifications”

Potential Number of Units Affected: 790

ates of Manufacture: January 2002

Noncompliance: Certain sedans fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages," and No. 214, "Side Impact Protection." These vehicles were manufactured with welds between the door striker and belt-line that do not meet Saturn specifications. If the seat belt anchorage on the pillar failed in a crash, the driver could be injured more seriously. In a side impact, occupants could also be injured more seriously because of greater intrusion or reduced performance of the optional side curtain air bag.

Remedy: Dealers will install additional structural fasteners to the driver's side door pillar. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 15, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, Prompt #3.

[NHTSA Recall No. 02V020/GM Recall No. 02002/Saturn Recall No. 02C05.

Important Note 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 
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!

How many did you hear about?

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