Saturn Relay Repair and Maintenance

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

Saturn Relay Problems

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

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

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Saturn Relay Questions

When the van is put into gear the doors lock automatically as well as when it is put into park. My passenger rear door makes a horrible buzzing sound each time. Is it dangerous and how can it be fixed without breaking the bank?

did my alarm on the van cauce it to loose power

After I have turned on the seat heater for a while it feels like it is getting super hot. I don't want it to quit working like my other one did last year. It did the same thing. I have not yet found out why it quit working.

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Saturn Relay Recalls

The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard # 135 "Passenger Car Brake Systems" To meet the standard, vehicles must not move for 5 minutes when stopped on a steep hill with the parking brake applied and the vehicle in neutral. Some of these vehicles failed this test. When the parking brake is released the driver may notice unintended braking while accelerating, decelerating or coasting. This could lead to unintended vehicle movement and cause an accident. The dealer will inspect each rear parking brake caliper and replace free of charge if slippage is noticed. The GM recall # is 05059

The outboard release handle on a second row bucket seat may be activated during a side impact crash. This could cause the rear seat latches to disengage, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will remove the seat latch release handle and install a plastic cap to eliminate this side impact safety concern. This recall is expected to begin on April 5, 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05015.

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Saturn Relay Reviews

Overall we enjoy our Relay van, however we have repeated problems with the ABS & Traction lights going on. Two repairs were made during warranty, and the last repair was costly.

We have had numerous problems with our 2007 Relay. Wiring harness burned up, passenger sliding door major repair, brakes replaced at 20,000 miles, and recently driver sliding door had new sensors and harness repair and still does not work half the time. Sometimes the door will not stay shut !! We've also had the chime to continue to ring when the door is shut !! A real lemon it seems !!!

This is the absolute worst car anyone could ever consider purchasing. Well, seeing that Saturn is no longer around I guess there is no worry. This thing has been nothing but a money pit since we bought it new in July of 2005. In the last 2 years, I have put on 5 brand new alternators, replaced the battery 2 times and have had to replace the starter. In addition, the ABS/Traction light comes...

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