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2003 Saturn L200

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2003 Saturn L200 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Maintenance -- Verified

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

2003 Saturn L200 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 6, 2002

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Due to a manufacturing problem, the windshield wiper motor may stop working while in use. If this occurs in severe weather, driver visibility could be reduced, which could lead to a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the wiper motor assembly if necessary. The recall began November 6, 2002.

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Electrical & Lights, July 1, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L L4 (L61) ENGINES, A FAILURE OF THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION IN IDLE QUALITY, REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENGINE POWER, AND THE VEHICLE MAY BE HARD TO START. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AFTER SUCH AN IGNITION MODULE FAILURE WILL RESULT IN THE ┬┐SERVICE ENGINE SOON┬┐ LIGHT FLASHING, AND MAY LEAD TO SECONDARY FAILURES OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, OXYGEN SENSOR, AND EXHAUST RESONATOR.

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Electrical & Lights, October 17, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN SEDANS AND WAGONS, THE PLASTIC HOUSING IN THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME DISTORTED IF THE BRAKE LAMPS REMAIN ON FOR AN EXTENDED TIME.

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2003 Saturn L200 Questions and Answers

mhillson, 2003 Saturn L200, 4 Cylinder, Norfolk, CT

HELP!
I am experiencing an electrical issue:

randomly the security light comes on and the headlights and dash lights blink on then off, also the gas and temp guages go to null and back.

Any info ...

lanzaldua, 2003 Saturn L200, 4 Cylinder, Tucson, AZ

My air conditioning blows nice and cold but for some reason it just doesn't start. At other times it just comes on right away. I have the auto censor that has the air start out high and adju...

Itasca, 2003 Saturn L200, 4 Cylinder, Palm Coast, FL

My gas gage is pegged on full with ignition on. The sending unit in most cars can be accessed thru the trunk. not so with the Saturn. Do I have to drop the tank to get to the float mechanisum ?

romero567, 2003 Saturn L200, 4 Cylinder, Denham Springs, LA

I followed the instructions in owners manuel but the right headlight assembly still seems to be locked in. Removed 4 top screws, front grill, and moved lever but it is not moving at all. Is there...

ellen56, 2003 Saturn L200, 6 Cylinder, Cleveland, OH

I followed the instructions in owners manual but the right headlight assembly still seems to be locked in. Removed top screws, front grill, and moved lever but it is not moving at all. Is there an...

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2003 Saturn L200 Reviews

I have 2003 saturn L200 with no issue.The only thing is that the electrial circuit of this car is corrupted .I dont know but when this car stood for sometime it will unlock and lock automatically and wiper start working without th help of getting the engine on. Mans every part of the car which is connected to electrical circuit move in the similar way .Like trunk ,it open and close automatically .Please give me any solution. Its been long long time..
Thanks my email adres is gsingh.stalwart@gmail.com

Bought this on mechanic's suggestion. Best choice. Got it the same day at a Saturn dealer (year before GM had to close down the division!). Super car. works pretty good. Amazed at the finish (silver) staying in such good condition - even after a great deal of tree sap falls on it (as well as seagull crap) it cleans right up and shines. Seats (cloth) are super comfortable and wear very well. All the bells and whistles are in great working condition. Never a problem with the door locks, seats, windows or heating and AC. Auto dimmer works like magic. Needed to replace the O2 sensor (this was forecast by my mechanic) and have had new brake linings (shoes) and new struts (struts are always expensive!). The cat convertor was replaced when I bought the car (from dealer) and have had no problems ever since. With current cars, we must always remember to be sure the gas tank cap is closed tightly (something my mechanic reminded me to do before we bought the L200) -- this alone will save us lots of money in needless repairs to the electronics. The mechanic says it's one of the best cars GM ever built, especially the 4-Cylinder engine -- just rock solid. Some day soon I'll have to have the AC recharged, but that's been 4 years ago. Summer's coming on. The ride is still very comfortable, even with the tires I'm running, which are long-life tires and are a little harder and rougher riding than most tires. It's a keeper. I'm 69 and don't plan on buying another car for the rest of my life. This one's good for the long run, I hope. I'm not really a car-lover, and look for utility more than anything else, but even my wife loves it, and she likes comfy cars.

This vehicle is a wonderful buy! But the only thing is....any electrical problems...the whole car feels it

I bought the Saturn in 2007, near the end of August. And about two months later, a deer hit me on the way home. 4000.00 dollars worth of damage to the entire front end, engine, transmission, you name it. My insurance paid for it and everything was replaced and the body work was done but I am now having issues with certain lights coming on and it's had a rattling noise when the engine runs since it's been repaired. In 2009 I had a 100,000 mile check-up/tune-up done and they said everything was fine. When I bought the car, had only one previous owner as well. Brakes could be better though. All in all, not a bad car. I have had worse.

It's a nice car

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