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Saturn Ion recall 04V547000

Front Turn Signal/Daytime Running Lights May Not Work
Electrical & Lights, November 17, 2004

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The front turn signal/day time running lights may not work as expected.


General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 17, 2004. If you are experiencing problems with the front turn signals/daytime running lights and you don't receive notification, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.


One or both or the front turn signal/daytime running lamps may stop working because of loss of contact between the bulb and the socket. If a turn signal lamp is inoperative, others may react more slowly to a turning vehicle and a crash could occur. Dealers will replace the affected bulbs add add a daytime running light jumper kit as required. The General Motors recall number is 04095.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003, 2004

Mfr's Report Date:
November 17, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V547000

NHTSA Action Number: PE04061

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 BEGAN NOVEMBER 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).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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