Safety Ratings

Safety Ratings data is not currently available for the 2002 Saturn LS L-300 Auto.

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 03V231
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 239,993


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. 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.

Dates of Manufacture:
June 1999 - June 2003

Manufacturer Recall Number:
03033/Saturn Recall No. 03-C-06

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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