Saturn Repair and Maintenance

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

Saturn Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Body Control Module

My dome lights went out on my 2003 saturn L300. My mechanic is quoting $800 to replace the body control module to fix this issue. He says that saturn parts are becoming harder to come by and recomends that I replace the BCM now to avoid further controll issues with my spedometer, cruise control and other lighting systems. Hmmm.... not sure what to do.

Check Engine Light and Misfire Due to Ignition Module/Coil Failure

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing an engine misfire, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Diagnoses will be required to determine the cause and needed repair.

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Saturn Questions

Oil comes up where spark plugs are and car wont start (1 answer)

I removed and dried spark plugs and wires the car was able to be push started but was idling very high. When I, came to a complete stop the car idled very low and shut off. Had to push start it again.

HAVE MY FRONT BRAKES PADS AND ROTORS TURNED. NOW MY CAR IS READING SERVICE TRACTION AND ESC. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEMS IT WAS NOT DOING BEFORE. THANK YOU (1 answer)

THE LIGHTS CAME ON SERVICE TRACTION AND ESC. AFTER MY BRAKES WERE REPLACEED AND ROTORS TURNED.

My saturn vue may be seized. Was cranking but would not turn over. Now seems I cant get any power to it at all. (1 answer)

My saturn vue may have seized. Car would crank but not turn over. Battery is good, cps crank positioning shaft replace. Starter was replaced. Oil was at appropriate level. All fluids good. No problems with overheating. Some electrical problems before car stopped working. A mechanic said he can ma...

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Saturn Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Liftgate Falls Closed Without Warning

The power liftgate may fall suddenly from the open position due to the failure of the struts that support it when open. Dealers will update the software for the liftgate actuator motor control unit to prevent rapid closing of the liftgate free of charge to resolve the problem.

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

These vehicles are being recalled because it may be possible for the key to be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "Off" position. If this were to occur the vehicle could roll away unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the vehicle to see if the key can be pulled out when the ignition is off. If it can, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and keys to correct this concern. Note: Until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "Park," or in the case of a manual transmission, that the vehicle is in the "Reverse" position and the parking brake is engaged.

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Saturn Reviews

When I have the AC on and I'm driving my car makes a lot of noise. My car runs fine normally with no issues . When I put gas in it it will not start. I have to crank the motor until it starts ,but once i get it to start that one time I can cut it off and it cut right back on with no problems like normal .it only happens when I put gas in it even if I don't fill it up n I don't let it to lo...
BEWARE THAT THE TRANI COOLING DEVISE IS IN THE CENTER OF THE V ENGINE BLOCK AND WHEN IT LEAKS THE TRANSMISSION FLUID MIXES THE COOLANT AND WILL TAKE FOREVER AND $2100.00 TO CLEAN UP. AC LEAKS AT COMPRESSOR. IT'S COST MORE THAN I PAID FOR IT.
I love the look and style real comfy and drive s well ,BUT' I have had to have engine rebuilt at 73000 mile`s and still have the ABS LIGHT,STBILITRAK LIGHT AND ALL WHEEL DRIVE ,and the parking assit is allways coming on and now is sucking up anti-freeze I have only made 5 payments on this and drove it maybe 2 months s olid does not look like I can trust it

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