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Saturn Ion Recall 04V002000

Some Welds May Not Meet Engineering Specification

Body, Interior & Misc., January 6, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

Some welds on the passenger side of the vehicle do not meet the engineering specification. Long term durability of the joint may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

No action is required, all vehicles were in the dealers' possession.

Summary:

Some welds between the passenger side motor rail and bumper bracket of the vehicle do not meet the engineering specification. Long term durability of the joint may be reduced and the bumper bracket may separate from the frame, increasing the risk of a crash. The GM recall number is 03067.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 6, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V002000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 344

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME WELDS BETWEEN THE PASSENGER¿S SIDE MOTOR RAIL AND THE FRONT BUMPER BRACKET DO NOT MEET ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence: LONG TERM DURABILITY OF THE JOINT MAY BE REDUCED AND SEPARATION OF THE BUMPER FROM THE FRAME ON THE PASSENGER¿S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE MAY RESULT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: ALL VEHICLES ARE STILL IN DEALER¿S POSSESSIONS.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 03067.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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