Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Saturn SC2
Saturn SC2 Models:
Saturn SC2 Problems
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
The timing chain may come into contact with the timing cover, causing noise in the engine. Replacement of worn timing chain components will be necessary to correct this concern.
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.
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 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.
Saturn SC2 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CONSOLE ARMREST FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACTS." THE ARMRESTS WERE PRODUCED WITH A LATCH THAT WILL NOT WITHSTAND THE VERTICAL FORCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 581, "BUMPER STANDARD." THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH REAR BUMPER FASTENERS THAT MAY BE LOOSE OR MISSING.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH WELDS IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CARRIER ASSEMBLY THAT DO NOT MEET SATURN QUALITY STANDARDS.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PARK LOCK CABLE ASSEMBLY. IF IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, IT IS POSSIBLE TO SHIFT FROM THE "PARK" POSITION WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED.Learn more »
Saturn SC2 Questions and Answers
My car won't start (more often than not lately) -- someone said that if I put the brake in while turning the key and moving the gear shift back and forth that it will start... this worked in t...
I switched up recently and topped off my SC2 with mid grade gas...and since then all heck has broken loose :( This is more of a project car, but has always been a decent running car. But after top...
i have loose/improper exhaust system mountings and an
exhaust system leak. how much to repair or replace?
What kind of automatic transmission fluid should I put into mu car?
Saturn SC2 Reviews
head lamps and dsh lights flash when engine running
The biggest annoyance I have experienced with my 2002 SL2 is the automatic door locks and handles. The whole system was cheaply made and I have had to replace the front two doors actuators once because I could not open the doors. Now the replacements have gone bad so I am having to replace them a second time. Extremely annoying having to open my driver's side passenger and unlock the driver's door form the inside to enter my car!!!!
Great engine. Very easy to work on. LOVE the plastic exterior panel! Saturn discontinued the use of plastic panels around 2006 (I think) and went to metal. Bad move. Ride is rather stiff but the 4 cylinder engine has some serious get-up-and-go!
Bottom line, . . . decent car and good gas mileage but no one left to complain to, . . . .if buying used be sure you get it checked out from head to toe.
i will have to start my saturn sc2 car for about 20times before it starts and while on motion if theres a little bit traffic and i put it on park, if i now therefore return it to drive, the car would go off, what could be the problem
Got a 97 saturn sc2, went to start nothing, no sound when key was turned. Had no interior lights, no power windows, no power door locks, and no door chimes. Had lights on dash and radio, still nothing. Went to passenger side fuse panel, popped it off and looked on back of panel, took out the one that is a 10 amp fuse marked body and replaced the new fuse and lord and behold it cranked! Hope this will work for some of yall that are having the same problem. .89 cent 10 amp fuse, and my car started! Was so glad I hadn't replaced everything under the hood before we found this one small thing.
i had the ignition replaced in my 2001 sc2 saturn, now the car wont start. it cranks like it is going to turn over, rumbles and dies. the safety light is flashing.everythingelse is working well. what do i need to do?