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Saturn Ion Recall 04V004000

The Power Window and/or Sunroof May Operate After the Ignition Is Off

Body, Interior & Misc., December 30, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The power windows and sunroof may operate with the ignition switch off, even after the front passenger door has been opened.

What Should You Do?

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 30, 2003. If the power windows and sunroof continue to operate when they should not, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Summary:

The power windows and/or sunroof may operate after the ignition has been turned to the off position and the front passenger door is opened. If children are left unattended and operate the windows or sunroof, there is an increased risk of injury. Dealers will upgrade the body control module (BCM) calibration to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003, 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 30, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V004000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 79,204

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.

Remedy: 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.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 03069.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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