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Saturn Recall 05015: Rear Seat Latches

2005 Saturn Relay

If the rear latches of the seat release early in a severe side impact, the front outboard latch may disengage and increase the potential for injury to the occupant of the seat.

Seats — Mid/Rear Assembly

Summary
On certain minivans, the outboard release handle on the impact-side second-row bucket seat may be actuated and the rear latches may unlatch early in a side impact crash. This was discovered in a side impact test run by GM, under conditions similar to NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) side impact test.
Actions
Dealers will remove the seat latch release handle and install a black plastic cap over the exposed metal stud to eliminate the side impact safety concern free of charge. The recall began on April 5, 2005. Owners may contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.
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Date Announced
FEB 18, 2005
Vehicles Affected
18,850
Saturn Recall #
05015
NHTSA Campaign #
05V061000
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