Saturn LS1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saturn LS1

Saturn LS1 Problems

Flush cooling system every 60,000 miles

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

Flush brake fluid every 60,000 miles

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

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 LS1 Questions

Oil change light isn't working (1 answer)

My gas tank in hanging below the car and (1 answer)

Okay so the little strap that was holding my fast tank up rusted away I already ordered the part to replace it and need a good temporary fix to hold it up what would the best temp fix be so I can get to work

I fill my car up with gas turn the key to start it and wont start (1 answer)

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Saturn LS1 Recalls

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...
GM Recalls Multiple 2000-2001 Vehicles Due to Possible Seat Belt Failure

The seat belt buckles may not have been properly heat-treated during the manufacturing process. This may cause the buckles not to function correctly during a collision, which may cause injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckles.

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Saturn LS1 Reviews

2000 L100 bought brand new. it has been a very reliable car until 196000 the transmission has started to slip.only 1 assessory belt and water hoses. very good car.
Bought this car used for my wife in 2003 with 21,000 miles and priced under $10,000. As part of the sales agreement I bought a bumper-to-bumper extended warranty (6 years/80,000 miles). The car has needed some warranty work to fix the radio and the steering shaft; but , all-in-all it has been a very reliable vehicle. Wish they were still making them! PS - This ten year old car still has less...
It is a nice car but maintenance is costly.

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