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NHTSA — Visibility: Defroster/Defogger System: Windshield: Blower Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,000 miles

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2003 Saturn L300 accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2003 Saturn L300 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 272010

L300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Saturn L300. The contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit a sharp and abnormal increase in engine rpms when attempting to accelerate. In addition, the vehicle would also exhibit an unusually loud roaring but would not respond. As a result, the catalytic converter failed. The dealer advised the contact that they are aware of the failure but they could offer no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 133,000. The consumer stated the interior and exterior lights flicker along with the heater, which seems to come intermittently. The water pump and timing belt were replaced. Also, the catalytic converter motor and battery were replaced. Updated 04/15/11

- Tuscaloosa , AL, USA

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