2001 Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Saturn SL1

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2001 Saturn SL1 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.

Replace spark plugs every 30,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

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2001 Saturn SL1 Questions

Vehicle shuts off and it's knocking (1 answer)

Vehicle shuts off and is knocking

speed bump 20mph-bang underneath-rattling sound when starts car & at stop lite (1 answer)

Air Conditioner only blows through front vents and cannot change with knob (1 answer)

The cable behind the dash broke which causes my air conditioner to only blow through the front vent. I cannot change it to defrost or to my feet. Does anybody know what that cable is called so I can get a replacement? I got it checked out and the repairman said it was the cable, but didn't te...

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2001 Saturn SL1 Recalls

Recall 00V310000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PARK LOCK CABLE ASSEMBLY. IF IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, IT IS POSSI...
Recall 00V309000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INADEQUATE VENT VALVE WELD ON THE TOP PORTION OF THE FUEL TANK.

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2001 Saturn SL1 Reviews

i bought my 2001 sl1 new in november of 2000. it now has 143,278 miles on it. other than general maintenance (oil changes, brakes, tires, etc.) it has been the most reliable car i've ever had and know of. i've watched my friends and family spend thousands on car and trucks they've only owned a couple years and less. i keep all service and repair records. i recently added up all repair bills. th...

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