WASHINGTON - Saturn Corp. is recalling more than a quarter-million S-series sedans, coupes and wagons to repair two defects.
About 265,000 1999-2000 cars are being recalled because bolts that secure seat belt guides to the B-pillar may be loose and could fall out.
Another 7,500 2000 cars are being recalled so that dealers can replace the center console armrest latch.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the latch does not comply with federal standards for impact during a crash. The agency said occupants could be hurt by the armrest or by console contents if the latch fails in a crash.
NHTSA, in its monthly compilation of manufacturer safety recalls, also said American Honda Motor Co. is asking owners of about 101,000 1998-99 Honda CR-V sport-utilities to return them for a repair.
Dealers will install a protective sleeve over an improperly routed wiring harness to keep it from coming in contact with the brake light switch and blowing a fuse.
The agency said the problem can cause a malfunction of wipers, headlights, turn signals, hazard warning lights, taillights, the battery charging system and antilock brakes.
Here are other recalls announced by NHTSA:
2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Problem: Gasoline leaks from filler pipe fitting to fuel tank.
Fix: Replace fuel tank.
2000 CHEVROLET LUMINA, PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
Problem: Passenger airbag inflator orifice is too small; airbag module could explode during inflation.
Fix: Replace airbag module.
Number: Limited to 108 cars identified by supplier.
2000 BUICK LESABRE, CADILLAC SEVILLE AND ELDORADO
Problem: Tie rods may separate from vehicle.
Fix: Tighten inner tie rod nuts.
1999 CHEVROLET TRACKER, SUZUKI VITARA
Problem: Brake lights do not work; vehicle may not shift out of 'park.'
Fix: Replace brake light switch.
1999 KIA SEPHIA
Problem: Windshield wiper arm slips; wiper link detaches from wiper motor.
Fix: Tighten wiper arm retaining nuts; replace wiper link.
1999 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER
Problem: Power steering pump pulley fails.
Fix: Replace pump.
1991-93 FORD THUNDERBIRD, MERCURY COUGAR, ALL WITH FOG LIGHTS
Problem: Headlights fail.
Fix: Install headlight switch with revised circuit breaker and harness connector.