1994 Saturn SW1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Saturn SW1

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1994 Saturn SW1 Problems

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.

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.

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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1994 Saturn SW1 Questions

No Spark just turns over (2 answers)

Driving down road just stalled all lights were on.Tried to start and just turns over. changed coil and wires that work on my old motor.

Sometimes it will not Start (2 answers)

lights come on, seatbelt activates but does not click or turn over. If I jump start it or roll it and pop start it, starts right up and I can shut it off and start right back up but then maybe the next day or 3 or 4 days later will not start. Always started fine but had the head gasket replaced d...

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1994 Saturn SW1 Recalls

Front Seat Back Can Fall Backwards

The front seat back may fall backwards partially due to a worn gear in the recliner mechanism. Dealers will replace the front seat recliner mechanisms free of charge to resolve the problem.

Recall 99V045000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME FRONT SEAT BACK RECLINER GEAR TEETH MAY WEAR EXCESSIVELY THROUGH REPEATED USE, AND COULD CAUSE THE SEAT BACK TO SLIP PARTIALLY REARWARD WHEN FORCE IS APPLIED.

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1994 Saturn SW1 Reviews

For a car that was made in America still holding up after 16 years and still giving me 36/44 MPG, nothing made since comes close to the 1993-1994 SW1, or SL series. I guess when GM told Saturn to abandon this design model for 95 with more HP and useless addons, shows us just one more reason why GM failed. Why the Chinese do not find a 93/94 SL1 and 93/94 SW1, copy ever nut and bold and pu...

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