2002 Saturn SL2 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Saturn SL2

2002 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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2002 Saturn SL2 Questions

Ignitionlock (1 answer)

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Car starts then stalls (2 answers)

I replaced the ignition lock cylinder and it didn't come with a key so I had 1made at hardware st try to start car but does seconds after. Now when I go to start it.security and then stays lit what founded to do

what can I do about the anti theft system? I cant start car it does have gas but (1 answer)

The security light is solid and it the gas icon lights uo, but there is gas in the car. It wont turn over. I have a regular key no chip and no keyless entry remote. ive replaced the crank sensor now no spark. what do I do . I think its anti theft system stopong car from starting.. WHAT do I do. b...

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2002 Saturn SL2 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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2002 Saturn SL2 Reviews

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I love my Saturn SL2. Yes there have been some issues, I bought it used but I have had it over 6 years. It is the best car I have ever had. The biggest issue I have had with it is, I have had to have the AC repaired every year. It will work for a season and then will stop working when I have to start switching on the heat. (crazy right!) Also I have had to have the key assembly in the steering...
Horrible experience with my Saturn. Roof leaks horribly with bad design on weatherstriping. Plastic intake manifold cracks easily and major cause of coolant problems in the Saturns. Major vibrations when running. Really wished I had researched this car a bit more before purchasing one. Emergency Brake light sensor goes out frequently causing the car to sound off the entire time you are dri...
I love my Saturn! I have almost 170,000 miles, all of which I put on it, and I have had very few repair issues with it, comparatively speaking. The majority of the repairs have been merely routine maintainence. Great car and would recommend a Saturn to anyone!

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