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Find the latest 2003 Saturn VUE recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture March 2002 - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 03044
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V328
Potential Number of Units Affected 41,477
Remedy Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Summary Some of these minivans have an interference condition between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle (both left and right sides), which could result in cutting of the boot that is intended to seal the ball joint. If the lower ball joint boot were cut, contamination from the road (salt, dirt, water, etc.) could enter the ball socket area of the ball joint causing the joint to wear out too quickly. The steering knuckle could separate from the lower control arm, dropping down the affected corner of the vehicle. The coil spring would push the control arm down into contact with the ground, creating a drag that would slow the vehicle. The driver could have difficulty in maintaining the directional control of the vehicle. In addition, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle if forces resulting from the wheel's dragging action were sufficient to fracture the tie rod end and upper ball joint connections. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever...
Dates of Manufacture March 2002 - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 03044
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V328
Potential Number of Units Affected 41,477
Remedy Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Summary Some of these minivans have an interference condition between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle (both left and right sides), which could result in cutting of the boot that is intended to seal the ball joint. If the lower ball joint boot were cut, contamination from the road (salt, dirt, water, etc.) could enter the ball socket area of the ball joint causing the joint to wear out too quickly. The steering knuckle could separate from the lower control arm, dropping down the affected corner of the vehicle. The coil spring would push the control arm down into contact with the ground, creating a drag that would slow the vehicle. The driver could have difficulty in maintaining the directional control of the vehicle. In addition, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle if forces resulting from the wheel's dragging action were sufficient to fracture the tie rod end and upper ball joint connections. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever...
Dates of Manufacture March 2002 - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 03044
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V328
Potential Number of Units Affected 41,477
Remedy Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Summary Some of these minivans have an interference condition between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle (both left and right sides), which could result in cutting of the boot that is intended to seal the ball joint. If the lower ball joint boot were cut, contamination from the road (salt, dirt, water, etc.) could enter the ball socket area of the ball joint causing the joint to wear out too quickly. The steering knuckle could separate from the lower control arm, dropping down the affected corner of the vehicle. The coil spring would push the control arm down into contact with the ground, creating a drag that would slow the vehicle. The driver could have difficulty in maintaining the directional control of the vehicle. In addition, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle if forces resulting from the wheel's dragging action were sufficient to fracture the tie rod end and upper ball joint connections. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever...
Dates of Manufacture March 2002 - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 03044
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V328
Potential Number of Units Affected 41,477
Remedy Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Summary Some of these minivans have an interference condition between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle (both left and right sides), which could result in cutting of the boot that is intended to seal the ball joint. If the lower ball joint boot were cut, contamination from the road (salt, dirt, water, etc.) could enter the ball socket area of the ball joint causing the joint to wear out too quickly. The steering knuckle could separate from the lower control arm, dropping down the affected corner of the vehicle. The coil spring would push the control arm down into contact with the ground, creating a drag that would slow the vehicle. The driver could have difficulty in maintaining the directional control of the vehicle. In addition, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle if forces resulting from the wheel's dragging action were sufficient to fracture the tie rod end and upper ball joint connections. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever...
Dates of Manufacture March 2002 - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 03044
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V328
Potential Number of Units Affected 41,477
Remedy Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Summary Some of these minivans have an interference condition between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle (both left and right sides), which could result in cutting of the boot that is intended to seal the ball joint. If the lower ball joint boot were cut, contamination from the road (salt, dirt, water, etc.) could enter the ball socket area of the ball joint causing the joint to wear out too quickly. The steering knuckle could separate from the lower control arm, dropping down the affected corner of the vehicle. The coil spring would push the control arm down into contact with the ground, creating a drag that would slow the vehicle. The driver could have difficulty in maintaining the directional control of the vehicle. In addition, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle if forces resulting from the wheel's dragging action were sufficient to fracture the tie rod end and upper ball joint connections. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever...