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2001 Saturn SL2 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2001 Saturn SL2

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2001 Saturn SL2 Problems

Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

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.

Transmission Fluid Leak From Cooler Line

The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.

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2001 Saturn SL2 Questions

Will a security light keep my car from charging. I had the alternator test good (1 answer)

Car starts and runs as long as I have a hot battery. I've checked for voltage at the alternator while it's running and I have nothing. Was told that it could be the security light

Why does the bumpy road feel so hard in the front end? (1 answer)

What is the humming noise coming from rear of car? (1 answer)

The humming noise starts either when outside temperature is warm or hot or when the car warms up and the sound comes and goes while driving. Noticed when braking the sound starts or stops. The humming is high pitched. Just recently had car checked and they thought it was caused by a hole in th...

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2001 Saturn SL2 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 SL2 Reviews

Rated
based on 3 customer reviews
We purchased ours new in 12/2000. We've put 98K on it. We had a coolant leak at 50K and a mechanic said the head gasket was shot. We decided to try a sealer first. We've had the cooling system flushed since then, and so far, the seal has held just fine. So far, we've had no other major problems - just the routine stuff. We've always gotten great mileage - still 38 highway, 32 in town. The...
This car is great on gas i get 340+miles per tank. $30 bucks to fill it up and easy to work with love this car. Great buy.
This is the best car I've ever had and haven't had much problems except for the tires going bad. I am now having to replace my brakes and rotor which are in bad shape. The brakes used to make a whistling or sqeaking noise sometimes but I guess that means it needs to be checked.

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