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August 5, 2003

General Motors Has Recalled the 2000-2003 Saturn L-Series

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

General Motors Corporation

Models: Saturn L-Series Years: 2000-2003

Number Potentially Involved: 239,993

Dates of Manufacture: June 1999 ? June 2003

Defect: 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. Failure of the resonator will cause increased exhaust noise. Prolonged operation of the vehicle following a resonator failure may lead to a 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. Until parts become available, owners are being sent a letter advising what should be done in the interim. When parts become available, owners will be advised to contact their dealers for appointments to have their vehicles repaired. Parts should be available during September 2003. Owners may contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, prompt #3.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V231/GM Recall No. 03033/Saturn Recall No. 03-C-06].

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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