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Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2007
Location:
Murphysboro, IL

tl*the contact owns a 2002 saturn l200. while driving 20 mph, the instrument panel lights and headlights flash and flicker randomly. the instrument panel lights flicker in the daytime and the contact noticed the headlights flickering at night. she has taken the vehicle to the dealer and was given a handout stating that it was normal. the dealer was unable to remedy the failure. she filed a complaint with chrysler. the current mileage was 49,700 and the failure mileage was unknown. the dealer stated that consumer hears a whistling noise upon acceleration, windows make chirping noise when rolling them up, and heater works intermittently. updated 11/27/07 *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F02Y. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 18, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Carbondale .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 13, 2006
Location:
Amboy, IN

several times when transitioning from daytime running lights to normal headlights using the auto headlight function. the lights come on high beam and will not dim. the only action that will clear the problem is turn off the ignition and wait a few seconds. the dimmer switch then acts normally. *nm

Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JW54R22Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 06, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Fishers .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 16, 2006
Location:
Porterville, CA

dt*: the contact stated there was a nhtsa recall, # 05v245000 concerning the exterior lighting that was performed however; numerous electrical problems evolved since the repair. the dash panel lights intermittently illuminated while driving at various speeds. although the ignition was turned off the headlights illuminated which resulted in a battery failure. the vehicle was seen by a dealer and the headlight high/low beam dimmer switch was replaced, but the problem persisted. additionally, the vehicle stalled and was towed back to the dealer which determined there was a failure of the drive shaft and this was replaced. the ongoing electrical problems persisted and the vehicle was taken to the dealer to await further inspection.

Mileage was 75200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JW54R12Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 14, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Fresno . Dealer's telephone number: UNKNOWN . Dealer's city: Fresno . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 93710 .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2002
Location:
Carlisle, PA

headlights flicker when break and clutch are applied. they also flicker when just normal driving. this is an intermittent problem. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Carlisle Pike . Dealer's telephone number: 717-796-1111 . Dealer's city: Mechanicsburg . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 17050 .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 07, 2006
Location:
Richmond, KY

without warning, headlights flash in a strobe-like fashion. in addition to the momentary lack of light, one obvious highway danger is that vehicles could believe that they are being signaled that is ok to pull into your lane. i guarantee that someone is going to get hurt or killed by this defect. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JT54F02Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 15, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dealer's name: Quantrell .

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 28, 2004
Location:
Douglasville, GA

while driving at any speed headlights were dim. this made it hard for the consumer to see clearly during nighttime. dealership was notified, but did not see a problem. *ak

Mileage was 30000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 02, 2005
Location:
Vineland, NJ

headlight would constantly flicker while driving at night. it obstructed consumer's vision and that of other motorists when passing by on the opposite road. they would blink their headlight because they thought the consumer was doing the same thing. dealer was notified, and informed consumer that nothing could be done because that was the normal characteristic of that vehicle.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F12Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 05, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO.

Saturn Ls 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 14, 2005
Location:
Union City, CA

the headlights tend to pulse intermittently when on the road at night. other drivers assume that this is an emergency vehicle, and tend to stop and pull over unexpectedly, which the owner anticipates that an accident can occur. manufacturer contacted and was aware of the problem.*ak..consumer has almost been hit by 18 wheelers twice when they thought that consumer was flashing the headlights to signal okay to come over, but was actually beside the trailers. luckily, consumer's vehicle was able to move over and avoid an accident. saturn claimed that the lights were operating within normal parameters, and will not fix them. consumer disagreed claiming that pulsing lights, when vehicle was cruising at 65 mph, was not normal. could be dangerous, and very distracting. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JW52R4YY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Saturn LS 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2000 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Freemont . Dealer's city: Newark . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 94560 .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 07, 2004
Location:
Coventry, RI

1)head lamp dimming intermitent on and off condition (flickering) a number of complaints such as mine have been showing up on message boards everywhere.) consequences, other drivers are thinking i am an aggresive driver flashing my lights at them both oncoming traffic and people i am following, leading to them leaving their highbeams on at me. in the case of following behind someone they slam on their brakes trying to force me to rear end them. ) have dealt with the dealer several times only to have the problem persist. saturn is aware of the problem but according to the dealer and the contact person a saturn they do not have a fix for this.*ak i consider the vehicle dangerous to drive at night time due to the false presumption of everyone around me thinking i am an aggressive driver.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JS54F82Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 13, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Warwick . Dealer's city: Warwick . Dealer's state code: RI. Dealer's zipcode: 02818 .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 14, 2004
Location:
Macedon, NY

headlights constantly flicker while driving. saturn tells me this inherent to the vehicle. totally unacceptable. have filed a complaint w/saturn who suggests i talk to the service manager of my local dealership. the dealership told me to contact saturn! they both state this typical of this car. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 06, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Rochester .

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2004
Location:
Seaford, NY

the headlights, dashboard instrumentation, and dome light of this autobile are constantly dimming and brightening (flickering). this is making night time driving extremely dangerous. saturn has issued technical information bulletin 04-08-42-001 in february 2004 stating that this is a "normal operating characteristic". i believe it is a present danger and could also be a sign of a complete failure of the electrical system.

Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JW84RX1Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 26, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Saturn LS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2001 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Long Island City .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 04, 2004
Location:
West Bend, WI

1. my 2002 saturn lw200 has intermittent flashing of head lights and dash lights, it has gotten worse with the age of the vehicle. 2. happens multiple times while traveling at night on dark country roads, causing momentary loss of road visibility and gauges. this will happen up ten times consecutively after lifting off the accelerator pedal. this will occur nearly every time the car is driven, yet not knowing if it is happening on daytime driving lights. 3. the manufacture is stating this is a "normal characteristic" of the vehicle and will not service the car to correct it. this will happen on all 2000 my through 2005 my saturn l100, l200, lw200 models. the manufactures bulletin number is as follows #04-08-42-001a and states that the cause of it is from "transient current loads on electrical system". however this doesn't seem to be "normal" if there is transient current loads causing the lights to flash the load is being absorbed by components in the system.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JT84F62Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 02, 2004
Location:
Grantville, PA

i have a 2002 saturn l100. the headlights and dashlights flicker on a consistent basis. the dealer and the manufacturer have advised that this is "a normal operating characteristic of the vehicle". saturn service bulleting 04-08-42-011a applies. i believe that this is an unsafe characteristic and that the government should require a recall and repair of vehicles suffering from this problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Harrisburg .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2004
Location:
Alden, NY

while driving headlight and dashboard lights became dim. just before the lights dimmed they blinked erratically. this caused visual problems. *ak *tc

Mileage was 21000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F52Y. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 10, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Orchard Park . Dealer's telephone number: 716-667-3100 . Dealer's city: Orchard Park . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 14127 .

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 20, 2004
Location:
Binghamton, NY

i was driving late at night and my headlights started to dimm almost to the point of going out and coming back on. it did it every 2 or 3 minutes for the entire time i was driving. i never had this problem before and i do alot of nite driving cause of the late hours i work.i took the car in for service and was told that they have had at least 100complaints of cars doing the same thing. they have a service bullitin about the lights "flickering". i advised that they don`t flicker , they go out and come back on. i was told by the service manager that they all flicker, the 100 of us are the unlucky ones that go out and come back on and saturn is ignoring the problem.the car was checked and no problems found. i was advised by the service manager to call saturn and complain. i did. saturn told me to go to another dealership over two hours away for a second opinion.i called that dealership and was told by there service manager that i would be wasting my time to drive all the way up there, the problem can`t be solved .you can watch it do it and the computer says alls fine.saturn has no idea why it does it to some and not all.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 27, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Saturn LS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2001 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Binghamton . Dealer's telephone number: 607-797-7000 . Dealer's city: Binghamton . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 13901 .

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 2004
Location:
Knoxville, MD

like several other registrants to this site, my 2002 saturn l200 sedan is experiencing intermittent headlight flickering (off). this problem started after some front work was necessary last year following a collision with a deer and restorative front end work including a new headlight, body and air conditioning/cooling components replacement. the headlights momentarily flicker off while driving. this was initially accompanied with the turn signal stalk becoming hot. we had the car into the dealership twice for the problem and they changed the stalk, but the problem with the headlights continues. they were unable to duplicate the problem and suggested that electrical consumption requirements in the vehicle cause momentary fluctuations. of course, we never experienced these "fluctuations" prior to the repair work. the headlight flickers off at regular 27 second intervals intervals. it only does this when the air conditioning or defroster is on. i suspect that the defroster is connected to the a/c system to reduce moisture and inhibit window fogging.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 20000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Saturn Of Frederick . Dealer's city: Frederick . Dealer's state code: MD.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 09, 2004
Location:
Lancaster, PA

the headlights and interior lights repeatedly dim during normal operation of the vehicle. this is unsafe as it can be interpreted by other motorists as a "go-ahead" signal or as a deliberate aggrevation. upon bringing it to the dealer i was informed that this is a known issue and that it is acceptable and normal. nothing was worked on or fixed. the car is still under warranty and has had this problem for as long as i can remember owning it. this information was not made apparant to us before purchasing this vehicle. if it were available, we would not have purchased this "defective" vehicle.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F62Y. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 31, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Saturn Of York . Dealer's city: York . Dealer's state code: PA.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 12, 2004
Location:
Longmont, CO

when driving at night headlights shut off without warning. this forced the driver to pull off the road because of lack of visibility. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 11, 2004
Location:
Greensburg, PA

while driving at night headlights shut off. the dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak

Mileage was 53200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F62Y. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 24, 2004
Location:
Missouri City, TX

my 2002 l200 has a sporadic problem that causes the headlights and the dashboard lights to dim. this has happened when i've been driving on the freeway, which could cause a distraction and possible road rage. people in front of me wonder why i am flashing my headlights at them. i have had my vehicle in to the sevice department 10 times in the last year for this problem alone. they have replaced the alternator, the battery and the pcm computer. in february, 2004 a bulletin came out from saturn stating that this "is considered a normal operating characteristic. no serivce is required for this condition." i consider this an unacceptable response to a problem that could cause major injury or fatality.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was purchased on May 18, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Exterior Lighting Headlights Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Saturn Of Houston . Dealer's telephone number: 713-777-6100 . Dealer's city: Houston . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 77074 .



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