2002 Saturn SC1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Saturn SC1

2002 Saturn SC1 Problems

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

Stalling/Charge Light Illumination Due to Failed Alternator

The alternator may fail causing the charge light to illuminate. Driving with this condition will eventually cause the engine to stall due to low system voltage.

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2002 Saturn SC1 Questions

What should I replace first when my codes are PO732,PO733,PO734 (2 answers)

when replacing the power steering pump, VES compatable is how important? (2 answers)

i do not know if i have VES. it isn't becoming more difficult to steer but, the condition of the accessories is not promising. there is a circular, rubbing sound coming from that area. replaced idler pulley, which helped decrease sound a small amount.

when up close to the p/s/p it isn'...

Can transmission problems be caused by being rear-ended? I have no reverse, now (1 answer)

Occasionally will go into reverse when cold.

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2002 Saturn SC1 Recalls

Brake Pedal Pad Breaks

The brake pedal pad may fracture and come apart from the brake pedal arm, causing difficulty braking. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake pedal assembly as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 02V020000
CERTAIN SEDANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES," AND NO. 214, "SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH WELDS BETWEEN THE DOOR STRIKER AND BELT-LINE THAT DO NOT MEET SATURN SPECIFICATIONS.

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