2002 Saturn L300 Repair and Maintenance

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

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2002 Saturn L300 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

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.

Body Control Module

My dome lights went out on my 2003 saturn L300. My mechanic is quoting $800 to replace the body control module to fix this issue. He says that saturn parts are becoming harder to come by and recomends that I replace the BCM now to avoid further controll issues with my spedometer, cruise control and other lighting systems. Hmmm.... not sure what to do.

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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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