2000 Saturn SL

8 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2000 Saturn SL

Official recalls have been issued for the 2000 Saturn SL 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. 2000 Saturn SL EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  2. 2000 Saturn SL FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #00V309000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,092

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 301, "fuel system integrity." These vehicles were built with an inadequate vent valve weld on the top portion of the fuel tank.

    Consequence: Fuel spillage could occur during refueling or if the vehicle were involved in a rollover. If an ignition source were present, a fire could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the vehicle to ensure the fuel tank vent valve is properly welded. If necessary, dealers will replace the fuel tank assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V309000 »

  3. 2000 Saturn SL POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #00V310000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 65,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles, equipped with automatic transaxles, fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 114, "theft protection." These vehicles were built with an improperly adjusted automatic transaxle park lock cable assembly. If improperly adjusted, it is possible to shift from the "park" position with the ignition key removed.

    Consequence: This condition increases the risk of a crash resulting from the unintended movement of parked vehicles.

    Actions: Saturn is asking owners and retailers to perform a functional check of the automatic transaxle park lock cable assembly operation, and if necessary, to have the cable adjusted. If owners are not comfortable performing the functional check themselves, they can have their dealer perform this inspection for them. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V310000 »

  4. 2000 Saturn SL STRUCTURE:BODY NHTSA Campaign #99V297000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 27, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,505

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with a console armrest fail to comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impacts." The armrests were produced with a latch that will not withstand the vertical force requirements of the standard.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the latch may open and the armrest or the contents of the console could injure an occupant.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the console armrest latch. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V297000 »

  5. 2000 Saturn SL SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #99V280000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 20, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 265,698

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages." Some of the vehicles were produced with seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts that were not adequately tightened at the center pillar and could fall out, making the seat belt inoperative.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles for proper installation and torque of the seat belt shoulder guide anchor bolts. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V280000 »

  6. 2000 Saturn SL SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS NHTSA Campaign #99V231000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 24, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,373

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 135, "passenger car brake systems." These vehicles were produced with brake pipe attachment nuts that may not be tightened to specifications.

    Consequence: If the brake pipe nuts are not properly tightened, brake fluid leakage could occur, increasing the brake's stopping distance.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the brake pipe nuts for leakage, verify they are tightened to specifications, and replace the brake pipes if needed. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V231000 »

  7. 2000 Saturn SL UNKNOWN OR OTHER NHTSA Campaign #99V230000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 23, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,692

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 208, "occupant crash protection." Some of these vehicles were manufactured with welds in the instrument panel carrier assembly that do not meet Saturn quality standards.

    Consequence: A front seat occupant, particularly an unbelted occupant, may have an increased risk of injury in a frontal crash.

    Actions: Dealers will repair the vehicle's instrument panel carrier assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V230000 »

  8. 2000 Saturn SL STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS NHTSA Campaign #99V232000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 23, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,592

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 581, "bumper standard." These vehicles were produced with rear bumper fasteners that may be loose or missing.

    Consequence: If the fasteners are loose or missing, the rear bumper may not absorb energy as it was designed to do in the event of a rear end collision.

    Actions: Dealers will verify that the rear bumper beam fasteners are present and properly tightened and, if missing, install new fasteners. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V232000 »

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