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  Safety Recalls of Saturn SC1 Vehicles

There have been 8 safety recalls for the Saturn SC1. 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 SC1.

NHTSA Recall #: 99V045000; Mar. 12, 1999

If this happens while the vehicle is being driven, it could cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1994 Saturn SC, 1995 Saturn SC, 1994 Saturn SC1, 1995 Saturn SC1, 1994 Saturn SL, 1995 Saturn SL, 1994 Saturn SW, 1995 Saturn SW
Component: SEATS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. Some front seat back recliner gear teeth may wear excessively through repeated use, and could cause the seat back to slip partially rearward when force is applied. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 97V162000; Sep. 22, 1997

A vehicle's headlamp would not be properly adjusted causing visibility problems to oncoming vehicles.

Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Saturn SC, 1997 Saturn SC1
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The section of the owner's handbook titled "horizontal aim" does not specifically instruct an owner how to adjust the headlamp horizontal aim. This does not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. "... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 97V161000; Sep. 22, 1997

In a rapid deceleration or vehicle crash, the occupant would not be properly restrained increasing the risk of personal injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Saturn SC, 1997 Saturn SC1
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. If the driver or front passenger safety belt is pulled out much faster than normal, a number of time, the lock-up feature of the retractor will not work properly. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 96V153000; Aug. 23, 1996

This condition could result in seat movement with a belted occupant during a moderate to severe frontal impact.

Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Saturn SC, 1997 Saturn SC1
Component: SEATS
Recall Summary: The front passenger seats have less lock pawl engagement on the inboard fore/aft adjuster than specified. This does not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 207, "seating systems. "... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 93V132000; Aug. 10, 1993

Should an electrical short circuit occur in thegenerator, the generator wiring harness would experience excessive current flow. Under certain conditions, enough heat could be generated to ignite surroundingmaterials. If this occurs, an underhood fire could result with or without theengine running and without prior warning.

Recalled Vehicles: 1991 Saturn SC, 1992 Saturn SC, 1993 Saturn SC, 1991 Saturn SC1, 1992 Saturn SC1, 1993 Saturn SC1, 1991 Saturn SL, 1992 Saturn SL, 1993 Saturn SL, 1991 Saturn Sports Coupe, 1992 Saturn Sports Coupe, 1993 Saturn Sports Coupe, 1991 Saturn Sports Sedan, 1992 Saturn Sports Sedan, 1993 Saturn Sports Sedan, 1991 Saturn SW, 1992 Saturn SW, 1993 Saturn SW
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Recall Summary: The generator electrical wiring is not protected against excessive current flow which may be caused by an electrical short circuit in the generator. ... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Saturn SC1 Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Oct. 12, 2000   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 6,092
Oct. 12, 2000   Power Train:automatic Transmission:park/neutral Start Switch 65,000
Mar. 12, 1999   Seats 138,691
Sep. 22, 1997   Seat Belts:front:retractor 26,135
Sep. 22, 1997   Exterior Lighting:headlights 37,970
Aug. 23, 1996   Seats 3,472
Aug. 10, 1993   Electrical System:alternator/generator/regulator 352,833
May. 25, 1993   Electrical System:battery:cables 14,459


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Saturn SC1 Model Years
Model# Recalls
2001 Saturn SC1 2
2000 Saturn SC1 2
1997 Saturn SC1 3
1995 Saturn SC1 1
1994 Saturn SC1 1
1993 Saturn SC1 2
1992 Saturn SC1 1
1991 Saturn SC1 1