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Saturn Ion Recall 04V547000

Front Turn Signal/Daytime Running Lights May Not Work

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Electrical & Lights, November 17, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 17, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
PE04061
Potential Number of Units Affected
178,798
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V547000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL

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).
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