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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Recliner Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #4

Sep 122006

SL 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


During a rear end collision the back of the driver's seat released to full recline position. Leaving me which more severe injuries than I should have sustained.

- Bethany, CT, USA

problem #3

May 211999


  • miles
Consumer was involved in an accident where the seatbacks broke, 2 people were injured in the accident.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 141998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was rear ended. Defect within seatback of driver's and passenger's side caused the seat to collapse backwards, resulting in minor injuries.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 031999

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle was in a rear end collision and the driver's/passenger's seats fell back into children's faces, and the children were injured. Dealer has been contacted.

- Woodstock, IL, USA

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