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  Safety Recalls of Saturn SL Vehicles

There have been 15 safety recalls for the Saturn SL. 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 SL.

NHTSA Recall #: 99V297000; Oct. 27, 1999

In the event of a crash, the latch may open and the armrest or the contents of the console could injure an occupant.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 Saturn SC, 2000 Saturn SL, 2000 Saturn SW
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with a console armrest fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impacts. " the armrests were produced with a latch that will not withstand the vertical force requirements of the standard. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V280000; Oct. 20, 1999

In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained.

Recalled Vehicles: 1999 Saturn SC, 2000 Saturn SC, 1999 Saturn SL, 2000 Saturn SL, 1999 Saturn SW, 2000 Saturn SW
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages. " some of the vehicles were produced with seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts that were not adequately tightened at the center pillar and could fall out, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V232000; Aug. 23, 1999

If the fasteners are loose or missing, the rear bumper may not absorb energy as it was designed to do in the event of a rear end collision.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 Saturn SC, 2000 Saturn SL, 2000 Saturn SW
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 581, "bumper standard. " these vehicles were produced with rear bumper fasteners that may be loose or missing. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V231000; Aug. 24, 1999

if the brake pipe nuts are not properly tightened, brake fluid leakage could occur, increasing the brake's stopping distance.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 Saturn SC, 2000 Saturn SL, 2000 Saturn SW
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 135, "passenger car brake systems. " these vehicles were produced with brake pipe attachment nuts that may not be tightened to specifications. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V230000; Aug. 23, 1999

A front seat occupant, particularly an unbelted occupant, may have an increased risk of injury in a frontal crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 Saturn SC, 2000 Saturn SL, 2000 Saturn SW
Component: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 208, "occupant crash protection. " some of these vehicles were manufactured with welds in the instrument panel carrier assembly that do not meet Saturn quality standards. ... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Saturn SL 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
Oct. 27, 1999   Structure:body 7,505
Oct. 20, 1999   Seat Belts:front:anchorage 265,698
Aug. 24, 1999   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components 5,373
Aug. 23, 1999   Unknown Or Other 2,692
Aug. 23, 1999   Structure:body:bumpers 1,592
Mar. 12, 1999   Seats 138,691
Sep. 12, 1997   Seats 5
Aug. 29, 1997   Steering:gear Box (other Than Rack And Pinion) 14,580
Nov. 8, 1994   Power Train:clutch Assembly:pedal/linkage 20,518
Sep. 14, 1994   Steering:gear Box (other Than Rack And Pinion) 931
Aug. 10, 1993   Electrical System:alternator/generator/regulator 352,833
May. 25, 1993   Electrical System:battery:cables 14,459
Jul. 8, 1992   Power Train 633


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Saturn SL Model Years
Model# Recalls
2001 Saturn SL 2
2000 Saturn SL 7
1999 Saturn SL 1
1997 Saturn SL 2
1996 Saturn SL 1
1995 Saturn SL 3
1994 Saturn SL 1
1993 Saturn SL 2
1992 Saturn SL 2
1991 Saturn SL 1