Recalls for 2003 Saturn Ion

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14V171000

Recall Date: 04/10/2014

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 CHEVROLET COBALT, 2006-2011 CHEVROLET HHR, 2007-2010 PONTIAC G5, 2006-2010 PONTIAC SOLSTICE, 2003-2007 SATURN ION, AND 2007-2010 SATURN SKY VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE KEY CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION WHEN THE IGNITION IS NOT IN THE "OFF" POSITION.

Consequence: IF THE KEY CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION WHEN THE IGNITION IS NOT IN THE "OFF" POSITION, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY: (A) FOR AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN THE "PARK" POSITION; OR (B) FOR A MANUAL TRANSMISSION, IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT ENGAGED AND THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN THE "REVERSE" POSITION. THIS POTENTIAL FOR ROLLAWAY INCREASES THE RISK FOR A CRASH AND OCCUPANT OR PEDESTRIAN INJURIES.

What Owners Should Do: GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND FOR VEHICLES THAT WERE BUILT WITH THE DEFECTIVE IGNITION CYLINDER AND HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY HAD THE IGNITION CYLINDER REPLACED WITH THE REDESIGNED PART, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION CYLINDER AND CUT AND, IF NECESSARY, RE-LEARN TWO IGNITION/DOOR KEYS FOR EACH VEHICLE. FOR VEHICLES THAT WERE BUILT WITH THE REDESIGNED IGNITION CYLINDER OR HAD THE IGNITION CYLINDER REPLACED WITH THE REDESIGNED PART, DEALERS WILL CUT AND, IF NECESSARY, RE-LEARN TWO IGNITION/DOOR KEYS FOR EACH VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. CHEVROLET OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC OWNERS AT 1-800-762-2737, AND SATURN OWNERS AT 1-800-553-6000. GENERAL MOTORS' NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 14113 FOR THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER AND KEY REPLACEMENT, AND 14133 FOR ONLY KEY REPLACEMENTS. NOTE: UNTIL A VEHICLE HAS BEEN REMEDIED, OWNERS AND OPERATORS ARE ADVISED THAT WHEN EXITING, TO BE SURE THAT THE VEHICLE IS IN "PARK," OR IN THE CASE OF A MANUAL TRANSMISSION, THAT THE VEHICLE IS IN THE "REVERSE" POSITION AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS ENGAGED.

Recall Number: 14V047000

Recall Date: 02/10/2014

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2014 THAT THEY ARE RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, AND 2007 PONTIAC G5 VEHICLES. TWO WEEKS LATER, GM INCREASED THE RECALL TO INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL 748,024 MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 CHEVROLET HHR AND PONTIAC SOLSTICE VEHICLES AND 2003-2007 SATURN ION VEHICLES AND 2007 SATURN SKY VEHICLES. IN THESE MODELS, THE WEIGHT ON THE KEY RING AND/OR ROAD CONDITIONS OR SOME OTHER JARRING EVENT MAY CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH TO MOVE OUT OF THE RUN POSITION, TURNING OFF THE ENGINE.

Consequence: IF THE KEY IS NOT IN THE RUN POSITION, THE AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 10, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737 OR SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000. GM'S NUMBER FOR THE INITIAL RECALL IS 13454 AND 14063 FOR THE EXPANSION. NOTE: UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIRS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT CUSTOMERS REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM THEIR KEY RINGS, LEAVING ONLY THE VEHICLE KEY. THE KEY FOB (IF APPLICABLE), SHOULD ALSO BE REMOVED FROM THE KEY RING.

Recall Number: 14V047000

Recall Date: 02/10/2014

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2014 THAT THEY ARE RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, AND 2007 PONTIAC G5 VEHICLES. TWO WEEKS LATER, GM INCREASED THE RECALL TO INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL 748,024 MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 CHEVROLET HHR AND PONTIAC SOLSTICE VEHICLES AND 2003-2007 SATURN ION VEHICLES AND 2007 SATURN SKY VEHICLES. IN THESE MODELS, THE WEIGHT ON THE KEY RING AND/OR ROAD CONDITIONS OR SOME OTHER JARRING EVENT MAY CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH TO MOVE OUT OF THE RUN POSITION, TURNING OFF THE ENGINE.

Consequence: IF THE KEY IS NOT IN THE RUN POSITION, THE AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737 OR SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000. GM'S NUMBER FOR THE INITIAL RECALL IS 13454 AND 14063 FOR THE EXPANSION. NOTE: UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIRS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT CUSTOMERS REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM THEIR KEY RINGS, LEAVING ONLY THE VEHICLE KEY. THE KEY FOB (IF APPLICABLE), SHOULD ALSO BE REMOVED FROM THE KEY RING.

Recall Number: 09E012000

Recall Date: 04/07/2009

Problem 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.

What Owners Should Do: SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

Recall Number: 04V547000

Recall Date: 11/16/2004

Problem Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE TURN SIGNAL LAMP AND DAYTIME RUNNING LAMP (DRL) ON EITHER FRONT SIDE CAN STOP WORKING BECAUSE OF LOSS OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE BULB AND SOCKET.

Consequence: IF A FRONT TURN SIGNAL LAMP IS INOPERATIVE, OTHERS MAY REACT MORE SLOWLY TO A TURNING VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRL/TURN SIGNAL BULB ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SIDE AND INSPECT FOR AND ADD A DRL JUMPER KIT IF NOT PRESENT. THE RECALL BEGAN NOVEMBER 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.

Recall Number: 04V003000

Recall Date: 01/05/2004

Problem Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L 4-CYLINDER (L61) ENGINES WERE BUILT WITH A FUEL FILTER THAT COULD CORRODE PREMATURELY ON THE EXTERIOR SURFACE.

Consequence: IF CORROSION ON THE EXTERIOR SURFACE OF THE FUEL FILTER PROGRESSES TO THE POINT OF CREATING A HOLE IN THE SHELL, FUEL DROPLETS COULD FORM AND DROP TO THE GROUND. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE IS PRESENT, A FIRE COULD RESULT.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 30, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.

Recall Number: 04V004000

Recall Date: 01/05/2004

Problem Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 118, ┐POWER-OPERATED WINDOW, PARTITION, AND ROOF PANEL SYSTEMS.┐ THE POWER WINDOWS AND/OR SUNROOF MAY BE OPERABLE AFTER THE IGNITION HAS BEEN TURNED TO THE ┐OFF┐ POSITION AND THE FRONT PASSENGER DOOR IS OPENED.

Consequence: IF UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN ARE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE VEHICLE AND OPERATE THE POWER WINDOWS OR SUNROOF, THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE CHILD.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL UPGRADE THE BODY CONTROL MODULE (BCM) CALIBRATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 30, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.

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