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NHTSA — Seats Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 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.

2002 Saturn SL accessories - interior problems

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2002 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 142006

SL 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated that two wires at the back of the driver side seat were poking out through the upholstery and someone could be injured. It was not safe for the driver and passenger as well. The dealer offered to pay for partial repair but the contact expressed dissatisfaction with with the seat because there was faulty on workmanship.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 012003

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 4-door Saturn Sl 2002 this past summer. The cars design is incorrect. When I sit in the seat with both of my hands on the steering wheel and drive, I have to turn my body from the waist down to the left in order to press on the gas or brake. I have no room on the right side next to the gas pedal due to the center console panel, it forces me to sit with my waist turned to the left. This is an extremely uncomfortable position and I have had continual back pain, which began two months after purchasing the car. I have been seeing a chiropractor for the past 4 months. I spoke to the dealer whom I purchased the car from, and was given a letter stating the seat was positioned correctly and there was nothing they could do. I believe I will have long term back pain if I continue to drive this car. As it is a new car and I would loose $8000 or $9000 if I were to sell it immediately, I find it very difficult to do so.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 182002

SL

  • miles
Upon rear impact, the driver's seat immediately fell backward to a total reclining position. The driver was forced backward, into a reclining position, unable to see through the windshield to navigate the car. The seat is not broken. When the lever was pressed, the seat returned to it's normal upright position.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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