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NHTSA — Equipment Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,280 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Saturn SL accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,280 miles


Accessories: Volume knob fell off...not replaced yet. Overhead interior light fell off roof...repaired in August. Other:since around 40,000 miles this car has had a severe vibration, wether from motor or transmission, or "?" is not known. Vibration is so bad that you cannot see clearly out of rearview mirror when in park, or in drive with foot on brake. If you are sitting in car while in park, vibration can actually cause a numb feeling in your butt (I am serious...this is not a joke!!!) other times it is a fight to keep the car to a stop if in drive because of vibration and a "leaping" feeling. Dash panel vibrates terribly loud, and is very distracting from this problem too.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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