Saturn L300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saturn L300

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Saturn L300 Problems

A/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold

The Saturn L300 may display the warning message "A/C off for Engine Protection" on the instrument panel. This may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light and the temperature gauge reading cold at all times. This is a feature of the engine that is activated by the power control module when it detects the engine warming up too slowly. The OBD trouble code P0128 may also be stored. 

The cause is simply a worn out thermostat that stays open at all times, preventing the engine from reaching the proper operating temperature. 

Replacement of the thermostat will correct the issue. 

Electrical issues caused by failing Body Control Module BCM

Many electrical problems can be caused by a failing Body Control Module or BCM. Before replacing, the system should be properly diagnosed to verify there are no other issues, such as electrical shorts or other failing modules. Remedying the condition requires replacement and programming of the Body Control Module.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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Saturn L300 Questions

Why am I getting code P1072 (1 answer)

When I had the car on the machine I got the follow error codes P0172, P0174, P0300, P1245,P0305, P0303 and P0301

Occassionally brake pedal feels "slushy" no abs light no problem stopping. (1 answer)

Mechanic not sure what it is. Really bad tires on front? What could that be? Happens only occassionally.

DEALER 90% CERTAIN MY FUEL PUMP IS THE PROBLEM. WHICH ONE CHEAPEST/BEST (1 answer)

WHICH ONE HAS ALL NEW PARTS? STRAINER, FLOAT, SENSOR, HARNESS... I WANT THE BEST FOR THE CHEAPEST PRICE POSSIBLE. NOTE: THE SMELL OF GAS IS STRONGEST IN THE TRUNK AND IS GIVING ME A HEADACHE WHILE DRIVING. NO PERFORMANCE ISSUES. STARTS, RUNS AND IDLES FINE! THE PROBLEM STARTED ABOUT A MONTH...

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Saturn L300 Recalls

Recall 07V519000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.2L 4-CYLINDER ENGINE, LINKS IN THE ENGINE'S TIMING CHAIN CAN SEPARATE.
Recall 05V245000
ON CERTAIN SEDANS AND WAGONS, THE PLASTIC HOUSING IN THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME DISTORTED IF THE BRAKE LAMPS REMAIN ON FOR AN EXTENDED TIME.
Recall 03V231000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L L4 (L61) ENGINES, A FAILURE OF THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION IN IDLE QUALITY, REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENGINE POWER, AND THE VEHICLE MAY BE HARD TO START. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AFTER SUCH AN IGNITION MODULE FAILURE W...

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Saturn L300 Reviews

I have a fuel leak somewhere on the car. took it to a shop and said it was the fuel filter. we replaced it but still having the smell. checked all the lines at the fuel injector . no leaks where else can this be coming from? I need help to solve this problem.
check engine soon light stays on. Replaced 02 sencor and cleaned mass air flow sensor. light will not go out unless i disconnect battery. then it goes back on after car is shut off,then started again
bought 2003 saturn l300 with 56,000 miles replaced thermostat and 2 oygen sensors.this car runs awesome and the car now has 96k and i will be replacing the timing belt before 100k.I chnage oil every 3k miles

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