NHTSA Announced The Recall Of Saturn L-Series. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.
Models: Saturn L-Series Years: 2000-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 239,993
Dates of Manufacture: June 1999 â€“ June 2003
Saturn Ignition Control May Fail
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.2L L4 (L61) engines, a failure of the ignition control module may cause deterioration in idle quality, reduction in overall engine power, and the vehicle may be hard to start. Continued operation of the vehicle after such an ignition module failure will result in the â€œService Engine Soonâ€� light flashing, and may lead to secondary failures of the catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, and exhaust resonator. Failure of the resonator will cause increased exhaust noise. Prolonged operation of the vehicle following a resonator failure may lead to a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will (1) replace the ignition control module, (2) replace the ignition control module and spark plugs, or (3) replace the ignition control module, spark plugs, and update the powertrain control module calibration.