Saturn Ion Recalled

Make : SATURN Model : ION Year : 2003
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V547000 Recall Date : NOV 16, 2004
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 178798
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.
Remedy:
 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DECEMBER 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876.
Notes:
 GM RECALL NO. 04095. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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