Recalls for 2006 Saturn Ion

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14E021000

Recall Date: 04/30/2014

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem Summary: UCI-FRAM Group is recalling certain LS1328 ignition Switches sold as Wells LS1328, Duralast LS1328, Airtex 1S6097, and Carquest 53-27479, and LS1497 Ignition Switches sold as Wells LS1497, Duralast LS1497, Airtex 1S10961, and Carquest 53-27967, for use on various General Motors model and model year vehicles during repair and replacement of the original ignition switch. The weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the affected ignition switches to move out of the run position, turning off the engine and disabling the air bags.

Consequence: If the ignition switch moves from the run position to accessory, the car would stall and the air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the occupants.

What Owners Should Do: UCI-FRAM Group has notified its purchasers to quarantine and return all inventory. Any switches already installed in vehicles will be replaced by GM dealers as part of NHTSA recall 14V-047, free of charge. UCI-Fram's purchasers should contact UCI-FRAM Group at 1-800-890-2075. GM vehicle owners requiring additional information on that recall campaign should contact GM at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac) or 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn).

Recall Number: 14V171000

Recall Date: 04/10/2014

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

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: 14V153000

Recall Date: 03/31/2014

Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, 2004-2006 MALIBU MAXX, 2009-2010 HHR (NON-TURBO), 2010 COBALT, 2008-2009 SATURN AURA AND 2004-2007 ION, AND 2005-2009 PONTIAC G6. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE MAY BE A SUDDEN LOSS OF ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) ASSIST THAT COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME WHILE DRIVING.

Consequence: IF POWER STEERING ASSIST IS LOST, GREATER DRIVER EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO STEER THE VEHICLE AT LOW SPEEDS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL PERFORM ONE OF FOUR BULLETINS. PARTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. GM EXPECTS TO SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION AROUND APRIL 28, 2014. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A SECOND LETTER TO COME IN TO HAVE THE APPLICABLE BULLETIN APPLIED. BULLETIN 14115 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SATURN ION, 2009-2010 CHEVROLET HHR AND 2010 CHEVROLET COBALTS. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR. BULLETIN 14116 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU AND MALIBU MAXX, 2005-2006 PONTIAC G6 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM MARCH 1, 2008, THROUGH JUNE 27, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY. BULLETIN 14117 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2008, THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. BULLETIN 14118 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM OCTOBER 1, 2007, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000, AND PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668. GM'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS N140115. NOTE: GM BULLETIN NUMBER 14119 WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 AND EARLY PRODUCTION OF 2009 CHEVROLET HHR (NON-TURBO) AND MODEL YEAR 2003 SATURN ION TO PROVIDE EPS MOTOR REPLACEMENT FOR THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE.

Recall Number: 14V047000

Recall Date: 02/10/2014

Component: AIR BAGS

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: 09V419000

Recall Date: 10/29/2009

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT AND SATURN ION VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA AND NEVADA; AND MODEL YEAR 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, PONTIAC G5 AND SATURN ION VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, NEVADA AND TEXAS. THE PLASTIC SUPPLY OR RETURN PORT ON THE MODULAR RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY MAY CRACK. IF EITHER OF THESE PORTS DEVELOPS A CRACK, FUEL WILL LEAK FROM THE AREA. IF THE CRACK BECOMES LARGE ENOUGH, FUEL MAY BE OBSERVED DRIPPING ONTO THE GROUND AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE MAY BE AFFECTED.

Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. A SPECIAL COVERAGE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE SAME TIME FRAME FOR MODEL YEAR 2006 VEHICLES REGISTERED IN ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE AND TEXAS AND MODEL YEAR 2007 VEHICLES REGISTERED IN: ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, GEORGIA, HAWAII, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND TENNESSEE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 AND PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Recall Number: 09E012000

Recall Date: 04/07/2009

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

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: 06E026000

Recall Date: 03/23/2006

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Problem Summary: CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence: WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

What Owners Should Do: PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

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