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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2000 Saturn LS1 Problems
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed 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.
2000 Saturn LS1 Recalls (Recent)
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The seat belt buckles may not have been properly heat-treated during the manufacturing process. This may cause the buckles not to function correctly during a collision, which may cause injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckles.
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.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." BECAUSE OF A PROBLEM IN THE HAZARD WARNING SWITCH ASSEMBLY, THE TURN SIGNAL LAMPS MAY NOT WORK OR MAY WORK INTERMITTENTLY WHEN THE DRIVER USES THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER OR HAZARD WARNING SWITCH. IF THE VEHICLE TURN SIGNAL INDICATORS ARE NOT FLASHING, THEN THE TURN SIGNAL LAMPS MAY NOT BE FLASHING.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. FUEL TANK ASSEMBLIES IN THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN OVER PRESSURE RELIEF (OPR) VALVE THAT CAN BECOME STUCK OPEN IN A FRONTAL COLLISION. IF THE VEHICLE ROLLS OVER, FUEL SPILLAGE COULD OCCUR.Learn more »
2000 Saturn LS1 Questions and Answers
how do I disconnect wire harness from right front window switch?
My car starts just fine. However, the steering won't move, it goes into gear, but won't move, the battery light is on, and the heat/ac wont come on. What's wrong here?
I thought my car ran out of gas. Now it starts and runs for 5 - 10 mintues the dies, and will not restart for 1/2 - 1 hour. Have replaced fuel pump and filter, plugs and wires and IAC sensor. Pleas...
I have a 1998 saturn sl1. need to find a good shop close to home who takes extended warranties.
My check engine light is flashing, I had a tune up and it went off for about 1 week, I had the catalytic converter replaced and it was off for about an hour. It is vibrating so bad it feels as if t...
2000 Saturn LS1 Reviews
Bought this car used for my wife in 2003 with 21,000 miles and priced under $10,000. As part of the sales agreement I bought a bumper-to-bumper extended warranty (6 years/80,000 miles). The car has needed some warranty work to fix the radio and the steering shaft; but , all-in-all it has been a very reliable vehicle. Wish they were still making them!
PS - This ten year old car still has less than 60,000 miles!
It is a nice car but maintenance is costly.