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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Front Underhood Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,002 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Saturn SL electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172004

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,002 miles


Vehicle caught on fire under the hood, near the battery, after having oil changed. Two parties have looked at the car and determined that the electrical system was faulty. The wiring near the battery was the affected area. The car was a loss with only 30000 miles on it. Saturn does not want to honor factory warranty. Also, Saturn found crack in the engine. They "believe" this crack could have caused the fire. No other inspector found this crack and I want to know how it got there. Saturn had no answers and were very nasty about my entire situation.

- New Milford, CT, USA

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