Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saturn SL1
Saturn SL1 Problems
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.
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 SL1 Questions
Yesterday is the first day I heard this sound, it's a horribly loud vibrating sound coming from the belt area.
Today after driving the vehicle for a 15 minute errand I start to hear the sound again. I pop the hood to figure out what exactly near the belt the sound is coming from.
After washing the engine the cooling fans stay on. I have taken the wire connetions apart and aired dried them then sprayed them with CRC Lectra-Motive Electrical Parts Cleaner
Saturn SL1 Recalls
The front seat back may fall backwards partially due to a worn gear in the recliner mechanism. Dealers will replace the front seat recliner mechanisms free of charge to resolve the problem.
Saturn SL1 Reviews
I bought my 1999 Saturn SL1 used in September 2001. It had 31,000 miles on it at the time. Today (June 2011), my Saturn has over 218,000 miles on it and it still runs as if it was new. It still has about 80 percent of its original parts intact, and I've never had a major mechanical problem with it. Of course, over the course of its 12-year lifespan, it's had its usual parts replacements (brakes...
I love the gas milage
Been driving this car for 7 years, never had a problem or reair that was not a maint. repair. Bought because knew 3 other people with this car, none of them had ever had a problem either. Great on gas, not a lux or sport car, not built for speed or to be impressive, just to look decent, drive well, get good mileage and remain a trouble free car - mine and those I know have between us 100 - 300 ...