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Recall 96V029000

Roof Panel Welds Insufficient

Recall Details

The roof panel welds may not be sufficiently made to prevent panel separation in an accident. Dealers will reinforce the roof flange with structural fasteners free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The welds on the roof panels may not be sufficient to prevent separation in an accident, causing injury to occupants.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Saturn must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in February 1996. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 12, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 12, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
691
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V029000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
SOME OF THE WELDS BETWEEN THE ROOF AND ROOF SIDE INTERNAL REINFORCEMENT PANELS DO NOT MEET THE MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS.
Consequence
IN A CRASH, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF A PARTIAL SEPARATION OF THE ROOF PANEL FLANGE SIDES, EXPOSING AN OCCUPANT TO AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REINFORCE THE ROOF FLANGE WITH STRUCTURAL FASTENERS.
Notify
SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; BODY ROOF. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER STATION WAGONS. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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