1994 Saturn SL
4 Defect Investigations from the NHTSA
NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1994 Saturn SL
The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1994 Saturn SL, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:
INVESTIGATION: CRUISE CONTROL FAILURES
NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA95003
Summary: This investigation documented hte functional aberations that have occurred in the performance of the subject cruise control system.most of the malfunctions involved failure of the system to properly regulate vehicle speed when engaged, failure of the system to engage, or self-disengagement of the system. These problems were investigated and steps taken by the manufacturer to remedy their occurrences.service procedures were issued for vehicles in use, and a design modification made for new vehicles.no confirmed allegations of failure of the system to disengage upon command were identified.improved quality control procedures and design modificationsin the system were undertaken to ensure a more consistent level of system performance.the details of these findings and the resulting conclusions are contained inthe subject engineering analysis closing report.a safety-related defect trend was not identified at ehis time and further use of Agency resources does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that a safety-related defect does not exist.the Agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
INVESTIGATION: CRUISE CONTROL FAILURE
NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE94079
Summary: There is no summary currently available
INVESTIGATION: SEAT BACK FAILURES
NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA98017
Summary: In its letter dated March 5, 1999, General Motors stated that it will recall 136,300 model year 1994 and 1995 Saturn vehicle (all models) built between January 1994 and August 1994.during this period, Saturn's seat supplier manufactured recliner assemblies which were out of design specification, allowing the front seat backs to recline or collapse inadvertently.to correct the problem, Saturn dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat back recliner assemblies.see NHTSA's safety recall fill 99V-045 for details.
INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BACK CAN RECLINE OR COLLAPSE
NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ00005
Component(s): Seats:Front Assembly:Recliner