Close

Recall 98V307000

Horn Failure

Recall Details

The horn could fail and overheat. resulting in a possible engine compartment fire. Dealers will replace the horn assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The horn could fail, resulting in it not being available for the driver to use. Also, upon failing, the horn can overheat and cause a fire in the engine compartment.

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 December 1998. 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.

Electrical & Lights, December 07, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 07, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
64,199
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V307000
Component
COMMUNICATIONS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED OR SERVICED WITH A HORN ASSEMBLY WHICH COULD FAIL. THE HORN COULD EITHER BECOME INOPERABLE OR ACTIVATE WITHOUT THE DRIVER PRESSING THE HORN BUTTON.
Consequence
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, HEAT CAN BUILD UP WITHIN THE ASSEMBLY AND AN UNDERHOOD FIRE COULD RESULT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HORN ASSEMBLY.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 5, 1998. 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 SATURNAT 1-800-553-6000. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Not your car? Find your recalls now:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration