Saturn SW2 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saturn SW2

Saturn SW2 Problems

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Stalling/Charge Light Illumination Due to Failed Alternator

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.

Timing Chain May Come Into Contact With Timing Cover and Make Noise

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.

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Saturn SW2 Questions

what could cause the engine to 'explode''? (1 answer)

Don't know jack about cars so please bare with me, also not positive on the engine being DOHC or SOHC
92k miles and recently put in oil and coolant
temp gauge not even to half way point.

I was driving on the HWY up a slight hill and noticed a major clanking/scrapping sound from the ste...

The service engine soon light has come on. (1 answer)

I just had a new radiator and thermostat put in last week. I have had sensors replaced, new rear brake lines, alternator, battery, plus much, much more in the engine before inspection in October last year. I do know my valve cover has a small crack in it which my son will be repairing this week...

What is original battery size? Why would my car get hot ? It seems after adding antifreeze, not circulating? (1 answer)

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Saturn SW2 Recalls

Front Seat Back Can Fall Backwards

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.

Recall 00V310000
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 POSSI...
Recall 00V309000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH AN INADEQUATE VENT VALVE WELD ON THE TOP PORTION OF THE FUEL TANK.

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Saturn SW2 Reviews

Bought it with 140,000 miles and really bonded with my Saturn on a 3000 mile trip last summer. It's been a reliable car. It gets great mileage and the only thing mechanically I have had to do was replace the brake disc rotors. I was able to do the work myself and it cost me less than 100 bucks. The only other negative issue I have had is the rear window wiper quit working and the front window w...
my name ojucho, its about 7yrs that i have this 1994 1.9li dohc,this station was bought by daughter, she did'nt know any thing about car she saw it for sale and fell in love with...and bought it for $1,500,it had 105,565ml,the car runs like a baby, i can feel the torque when i'm driving it,i've change plugs, alternator,plug wires,termostat,pcv valve,airfilter,left rear strut,now think about you...
I just purchased the car had 126000 miles, transmission shifts good except torque converter does not lockup.Wondering if brakelight switch could be bad. Dana

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