2005 Saturn Ion Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Saturn Ion
- How do I know what type of front end steering do I have, rack & pinion or
- Loud knocking/rattle at acceleration, Chevy dealer says engine ready to go?
- whats wrong with my clutch?
- My right side blinker and lights do not work. The gas guage will not work interm
- My 2005 saturn ion had a dead battery we boost it now replaced it Ith a new
2005 Saturn Ion Problems
The power steering assist may be lost intermittently along with illumination of the "power steering" warning message. In most cases, the power steering system will return to normal when the ignition is cycled off and the engine is restarted. General Motors recommends to replace the electric power steering assist motor to correct this problem. They have extended the warranty on the power steering assist motor to 10 years or 100,000 miles on most 2004-2007 Ion models. This is not a "recall" but an extension of the original warranty.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
2005 Saturn Ion Questions
tie rods I got my car 2nd hand and there was no owners manual
At 124,219 miles, and literally 1 week after Chevy dealer replacing the GM factory recall of ignition switch, the engine light illuminated once, oil level down, and loud engine knocking/rattle at acceleration started. Chevy dealer says the engine is ready to go (suspect a failed bearing or rod)? ...
The clutch is popping out of gear, hard to get back into a gear and sometimes can't get back in.
2005 Saturn Ion Recalls
In order to help prevent rollaway type accidents, all late model vehicles are designed so that the transmission must be in park (or reverse for a manual transmission) before the ignition switch can be turned to the "off" position and the key removed. These vehicles are being recalled because the key can be removed when the ignition is not in the "off" position, increasing the risk of a rollaway type accident. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace the ignition lock cylinder as necessary. 2 new keys will also be supplied and programmed as required.
The vehicles being recalled are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) assist system. The EPS can fail unexpectedly while driving. If this were to occur, steering ability would be maintained but much greater effort would be necessary to steer the vehicle, especially at slow speeds. One of four remedies will be applied depending on the model and year. Parts are not yet available so expect a second notification when they are.
These vehicles are being recalled because the weight on the key ring and/or a jarring event while driving may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern.
2005 Saturn Ion Reviews
The size of the cars is nice, the interior is 'roomie' enough and the instrument panel is displayed nicely. Some of the body panels inside seem a bit flimsy, a couple of things have fallen off inside and need repairing, nothing major - but, a nuissance. The electrical system is unbelievably faulty. Neither power outlets work anymore; the power-steering keeps switching off (I can reset it by qui...