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March 29, 1999

NHTSA 20-99
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models: Saturn Z Years: 1994-1995
Number Involved: 136,300
Dates of Manufacture: January - August 1994
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, some front seat back recliner gear teeth may wear excessively through repeated use, and could cause the seat back to slip partially rearward when force is applied. If this happens while the vehicle is being driven, it could cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the vehicle's front seat recliner mechanism. Owner notification was to begin during April 1999. 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. 99V045/GM Recall No. 99006]