DETROIT -- General Motors will recall nearly 200,000 Saturn Ions in the United States and Canada to fix front lights and turn signals, GM said Friday.
The daytime running lights, which automatically operate during the day, and the front turn signals on the small Saturn car could fail due to a loss of contact between the light bulb and the socket, GM said.
The recall includes 178,798 Ions in the United States and 18,513 in Canada for a total of 197,311, GM spokesman Alan Adler said.
GM was aware of one crash that may have been related to the faulty lights, but no one was injured in the incident, Adler said.
GM will notify Saturn owners to bring their cars to a dealership to replace the bulbs in the daytime running lights and the turn signals, according a report on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Web site. Dealers will also inspect and install a jumper kit for the lights if one is not present, NHTSA said.
The recall is not expected to begin until Dec. 17, when parts will be available.