2003 Saturn L200

4 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2003 Saturn L200

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Saturn L200 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Saturn service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Saturn customer service.

  1. 2003 Saturn L200 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #05V245000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 02, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 291,652

    Summary: On certain sedans and wagons, the plastic housing in the rear tail lamp assembly can become distorted if the brake lamps remain on for an extended time.

    Consequence: This can cause (1) an intermittently inoperative brake/tail lamp bulb or (2) a short circuit that opens a fuse causing inoperative brake lamps (including the center high-mounted stop lamp) or tail lamps. A following driver may not know when the brakes have been applied, and a rear-end crash could occur without prior warning.

    Actions: Dealers will install two new tail lamp reinforcing socket adapters and sockets free of charge. The recall began on October 17, 2005. Owners may contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V245000 »

  2. 2003 Saturn L200 SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #05V158000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 20, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 20,701

    Summary: Certain wagons fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages." The seat belt anchor may separate from the floor of the vehicle before holding the required test load for the required time.

    Consequence: If a separation occurred in crash, the right and center rear seat occupants may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: Dealers will install a rear seat center belt anchor reinforcement plate to the floor pan of the vehicle free of charge. The recall began on April 25, 2005. Owners may contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V158000 »

  3. 2003 Saturn L200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE NHTSA Campaign #03V231000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 23, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 239,993

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.2L L4 (L61) engines, a failure of the ignition control module may cause deterioration in idle quality, reduction in overall engine power, and the vehicle may be hard to start. Continued operation of the vehicle after such an ignition module failure will result in the "service engine soon" light flashing, and may lead to secondary failures of the catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, and exhaust resonator.

    Consequence: Failure of the resonator will cause increased exhaust noise. Prolonged operation of the vehicle following a resonator failure may lead to a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will (1) replace the ignition control module, (2) replace the ignition control module and spark plugs, or (3) replace the ignition control module, spark plugs, and update the powertrain control module calibration. Owner notification began on August 4, 2003. Owners should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, prompt 3. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V231000 »

  4. 2003 Saturn L200 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR NHTSA Campaign #02V283000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 29, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,448

    Summary: Certain sport utility and passenger vehicles exhibit a condition in which the windshield wiper motor could fail during use because of improper manufacture.

    Consequence: If this were to occur in severe weather, driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the wiper motor assembly. Owner notification began November 6, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, prompt #3 or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V283000 »

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