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2006 Saturn Ion Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Saturn Ion

2006 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.

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing an engine misfire, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Diagnoses will be required to determine the cause and needed repair.

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2006 Saturn Ion Questions

I took my car to the dealership a few months ago to have both ignition recalls taken care of and now my car is turning off more than it did before the "fix." Any bump in the road or a hard stop will cause my car to shut off. I'm wondering if anyone is having the same problem and wha...

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2006 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.

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2006 Saturn Ion Reviews

this is our second saturn.no compaints at all.

presently having problems with suspected 2 front struts/assembly. diagnosed with leaking struts on both sides . Also, A/C warms when braking and vehicle shakes some when braking car.

I too have a 2007 Saturn ION and this is actually my 3rd Saturn. I've been very pleased with my cars, never had any trouble with my car. Routine mainentance is the key to maintaining any car I think. Maybe that's why my car is running so well. It's already got 87,000 miles on it too!

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