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GM Recalls 78,000 Saturns

Recall From: General Motors Corporation

Models:

Saturn SC/SC1/SC2 Years: 2000-2001 Saturn SL/SL1/SL2 Years: 2000-2001 Saturn SW/SW1/SW2 Years: 2000-2001

Number Involved: 6,092

Dates of Manufacture: March - July 2000

Noncompliance: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, "Fuel System Integrity." These vehicles were built with an inadequate weld of the vent valve on the top portion of the fuel tank. 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.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicle to ensure the fuel tank vent valve is properly welded. If necessary, dealers will replace the fuel tank assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 6, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V309/GM Recall No. 00081]

Models:

Saturn SC/SC1/SC2 Years: 2000-2001 Saturn SL/SL1/SL2 Years: 2000-2001 Saturn SW/SW1/SW2 Years: 2000-2001

Number Involved: 65,000

Dates of Manufacture: January - July 2000

Noncompliance: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 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. This condition increases the risk of a crash resulting from unintended movement.

Remedy: 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. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 6, 2000. Owners who have questions about this recall should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V310/GM Recall No. 00082]

Models:

Saturn SC/SC1/SC2 Years: 2000-2001 Saturn SL/SL1/SL2 Years: 2000-2001 Saturn SW/SW1/SW2 Years: 2000-2001

Number Involved: 6,092

Dates of Manufacture: March - July 2000

Noncompliance: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, "Fuel System Integrity." These vehicles were built with an inadequate weld of the vent valve on the top portion of the fuel tank. 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.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicle to ensure the fuel tank vent valve is properly welded. If necessary, dealers will replace the fuel tank assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 6, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V309/GM Recall No. 00081]