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SafetyAlerts
June 24, 2003

GM Has Recalled the 2000-2003 Saturn L-SERIES

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Make : SATURN Model : L-SERIES Year : 2000-2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V231000

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 239993

Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L L4 (L61) ENGINES, A FAILURE OF THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION IN IDLE QUALITY, REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENGINE POWER, AND THE VEHICLE MAY BE HARD TO START. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AFTER SUCH AN IGNITION MODULE FAILURE WILL RESULT IN THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT FLASHING, AND MAY LEAD TO SECONDARY FAILURES OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, OXYGEN SENSOR, AND EXHAUST RESONATOR.

Consequence:
FAILURE OF THE RESONATOR WILL CAUSE INCREASED EXHAUST NOISE. PROLONGED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE FOLLOWING A RESONATOR FAILURE MAY LEAD TO AN UNDERCAR FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL (1) REPLACE THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE, (2) REPLACE THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE AND SPARK PLUGS, OR (3) REPLACE THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE, SPARK PLUGS, AND UPDATE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE CALIBRATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000, PROMPT 3.

Notes:
GM RECALL NO. 03033/SATURN RECALL NO. 03-C-06.

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

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