2002 Saturn L300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Saturn L300

2002 Saturn L300 Problems

Ignition Module or Coil May Fail Causing Engine Misfire

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.

Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

Flush cooling system every 60,000 miles

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.

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2002 Saturn L300 Recalls

Recall 05V245000
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.
Recall 03V231000
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 W...

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2002 Saturn L300 Reviews

IS A RECALL IN THE SHIFT SENSOR OF THIS MODEL. LET ME TELL U ABOUT: I HAVE BRAND NEW BATTERY, ALTERNATOR WORK SUCCESSFULLY. BUT MANY TIME WHEN I TURN OFF THE CAR, & I'M GOING TO START OVER AGAIN, DONOT START. SOMETIME I HAVE TO WAIT 25 MINUTES TO START AGAIN, OR WAIT FOR A GOOD SAMARITAN GIVE ME A JUMP, & START RIGHT OVER. ...
tansmission is slipping in and out of gear
so i bought a saturn at the behest of at least 5 of my friends telling me i should. now i totally regret it. in the one year since ive bought it, the main computer needed replaced, tie rod needed replaced, there's problems with the dashlights, some have completely stopped working, doesnt start in exteme cold, had ignition problems, and now this week i found out i have to get the thermostat re...

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