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NHTSA — Power Train: Axle Assembly Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2003 Saturn L200 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Saturn L200 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 302006

L200 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles


- the contact stated that while sitting at a stop on 12/30/06 the contact tried to accelerate to merge into traffic on a 50 mph highway and the vehicle lost power and would not accelerate, but the engine was still running. The contact stated that vehicle would not travel at an accelerated speed. While trying to accelerate the vehicle made a loud noise like metal grinding on metal. The contact was able to get vehicle to the side of the road, and she tried again to get vehicle to accelerate, but it would not. The contact called for road side assistance, and had vehicle towed to Saturn of holland. The contact did call edsaturn, and filed a compliant, and was given file# 1-22553734 from customer service. The axle cv joint failed. The inner splines stripped and the outer axle cracked. Updated 01/29/07.

- Holland, MI, USA

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