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  Safety Recalls of Saturn LS Vehicles

There have been 12 safety recalls for the Saturn LS. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Saturn LS.

NHTSA Recall #: 99V345000; Dec. 2, 1999

If an ignition source is present, a fire could result.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 Saturn LS
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. Fuel tank assemblies in these vehicles have an over pressure relief (opr) valve that can become stuck open in a frontal collision. If the vehicle rolls over, fuel spillage could occur. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V199000; Jul. 26, 1999

Other drivers may not be alerted that the vehicle is turning and a crash could occur.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 Saturn LS
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. " because of a problem in the hazard warning switch assembly, the turn signal lamps may not work or may work intermittently when the ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V197000; Jul. 26, 1999

If a vehicle with an inoperative valve were involved in a rollover, fuel spillage could occur.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 Saturn LS
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 301, "fuel system integrity. " these vehicles may have been produced with an inoperative valve within the fuel tank assembly. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 07V519000; Nov. 7, 2007

If a timing chain link separates while the engine is running, the engine will stall and will not restart increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2001 Saturn LS
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Recall Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2. 2l 4-cylinder engine, links in the engine's timing chain can separate. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 05V245000; Jun. 2, 2005

This can cause (1) an intermittently inoperative brake/tail lamp bulb or (2) a short circuit that opens a fuse causing inoperative brake lamps (including the center high-mounted stop lamp) or tail lamps. A following driver may not know when the brakes have been applied, and a rear-end crash could occur without prior warning.

Recalled Vehicles: 2003 Saturn L200, 2004 Saturn L300, 2000 Saturn LS, 2001 Saturn LS, 2002 Saturn LS
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
Recall Summary: On certain sedans and wagons, the plastic housing in the rear tail lamp assembly can become distorted if the brake lamps remain on for an extended time. ... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Saturn LS Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Nov. 7, 2007   Engine And Engine Cooling 20,514
Jun. 2, 2005   Exterior Lighting:brake Lights 291,652
Apr. 20, 2005   Seat Belt 20,701
Jun. 23, 2003   Electrical System:ignition:module 239,993
Dec. 9, 2002   Air Bags:frontal 272
Feb. 1, 2001   Air Bags:frontal 38
Oct. 30, 2000   Power Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl) 1,637
Aug. 23, 2000   Air Bags:side/window 168
Aug. 7, 2000   Seat Belt 156,305
Dec. 2, 1999   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage 36,848
Jul. 26, 1999   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 1,300
Jul. 26, 1999   Exterior Lighting:turn Signal:switch 1,395


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Saturn LS Model Years
Model# Recalls
2002 Saturn LS 3
2001 Saturn LS 7
2000 Saturn LS 6