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Recall List for the 2004 Saturn Ion

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2004 Saturn Ion by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Saturn service shop immediately!

  1. 2004 Saturn Ion EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  2. 2004 Saturn Ion EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL NHTSA Campaign #04V547000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 178,798

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles have a condition in which the turn signal lamp and daytime running lamp (drl) on either front side can stop working because of loss of contact between the bulb and socket.

    Consequence: If a front turn signal lamp is inoperative, others may react more slowly to a turning vehicle and a crash could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the drl/turn signal bulb on both the left and right front side and inspect for and add a drl jumper kit if not present. The recall began November 17, 2004. Owners should contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V547000 »

  3. 2004 Saturn Ion FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #04V281000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 670

    Summary: Certain vehicles equipped with supercharged 2.0L 4-cylinder (lsj) engine were built with a fuel feed pipe that could crack and leak fuel near the fuel rail. If fuel leaks from the fuel feed pipe, there would be a noticeable fuel odor around the vehicle.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the fuel feed pipe assembly. Owner notification began on June 9, 2004. Owners should contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V281000 »

  4. 2004 Saturn Ion STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS NHTSA Campaign #04V002000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 06, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 344

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, some welds between the passenger's side motor rail and the front bumper bracket do not meet engineering specifications.

    Consequence: Long term durability of the joint may be reduced and separation of the bumper from the frame on the passenger's side of the vehicle may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: All vehicles are still in dealer's possessions. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V002000 »

  5. 2004 Saturn Ion FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #04V003000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 127,285

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.2L 4-cylinder (L61) engines were built with a fuel filter that could corrode prematurely on the exterior surface.

    Consequence: If corrosion on the exterior surface of the fuel filter progresses to the point of creating a hole in the shell, fuel droplets could form and drop to the ground. If an ignition source is present, a fire could result.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the fuel filter assembly. Owner notification began on December 30, 2003. Owners should contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V003000 »

  6. 2004 Saturn Ion VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS NHTSA Campaign #04V004000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 79,204

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 118, "power-operated window, partition, and roof panel systems." The power windows and/or sunroof may be operable after the ignition has been turned to the "off" position and the front passenger door is opened.

    Consequence: If unsupervised children are left unattended in the vehicle and operate the power windows or sunroof, there is an increased risk of injury to the child.

    Actions: Dealers will upgrade the body control module (BCM) calibration. Owner notification began on December 30, 2003. Owners should contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V004000 »

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