DETROIT -- General Motors is recalling 291,652 Saturn L-series sedans and wagons in the United States because of defective taillights, U.S. safety regulators said on Friday.
The L-series cars affected by the recall are from 2000 to 2002 model years, while the wagons are from 2000 to 2004 model years.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the plastic housing in the brake light assembly can distort if the taillights are on for an extended time.
This can cause the taillights to fail, NHTSA said in an advisory on its Web site.
GM, which had the most recalls in the United States last year, will begin the recall in September, according to NHTSA.
In April and May, GM recalled more than 2 million vehicles to fix a variety of potential safety defects, the latest setback for the automaker following its $1.1 billion loss in the first quarter.