June 24, 2003
GM Has Recalled the 2000-2003 Saturn L-SERIES
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : SATURN Model : L-SERIES Year : 2000-2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V231000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 239993
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
FAILURE OF THE RESONATOR WILL CAUSE INCREASED EXHAUST NOISE. PROLONGED
OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE FOLLOWING A RESONATOR FAILURE MAY LEAD TO AN
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.
GM RECALL NO. 03033/SATURN RECALL NO. 03-C-06.
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During 2001 there were over
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