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Saturn SL Recall 94V170000

Suspension & Steering, August 24, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 24, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
931
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94V170000
Component
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Summary
THE STEERING GEAR PINION SHAFT WAS IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED CAUSING THE SHAFT TO FRACTURE DURING VEHICLE OPERATION.
Consequence
FRACTURE OF THE STEERING GEAR PINION SHAFT CAUSES COMPLETE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WHICH CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL STEERING ASSEMBLY.
Notes
SYSTEM: STEERING; MANUAL; GEAR BOX.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL STEERING.NOTE: IF THE VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT, PLEASE 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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