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Saturn Ion Check Engine Light and Misfire Due to Ignition Module/Coil Failure

Saturn Ion Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Engine Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 87,645 mi (11,700 mi - 150,000 mi)


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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    While driving, I can feel my car "putter", I step on the gas pedal and all the gauges drop down. It takes about 3 times of turning my car back on & pressing the gas pedal before the car will stay on and move. We took it to a mechanic and the engine light was reading a misfire. they changed the spark plugs, and the car is still doing it. they said their only other thought was the coil packs.

    If other people are having this problem, maybe this should be added to the long list of RECALLS!!!!!!

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  • , , 144,444 mi

    My oil pan got broken so I had and oil leek and then my engine blew there was alot of smoke and now it keeps making a clicking noise but it won't start!!!

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  • , , 84,000 mi

    2 times the check engine light ignition coil shorted out had to have new spark plugs in. had ignition coil put in -- today check engine light on ignition coil miss firing they will warrety that out but need to replace it with a ign control/mod/unit???? so with in 2 weeks this has happend

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    i was coming home one day and the engine started ticking and everytime i stop at a stop light it will die when i put the clutch in plz help

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  • , , 71,000 mi

    Parked it for the night, it was fine...woke up the next morning to it misfiring. Put in injector cleaner, chaned boots, plugs, and coil. Also chaned out fuel filter. Next step is ignition coil. Only code coming up is a random misfire code. Still in the process of repairs. I have a 2006 Saturn ion 2 with 71350 miles.

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    missing cyl 2 and 4 replaced ign module 2 times and come back with same problem

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  • , , 55,000 mi

    Same problem, many trips to dealer and unsuccessful repair. Went to junkyard and purchased used ignition coils and installed myself and it fixed the problem for a time. Eventually, the problem returned

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  • , , 34,000 mi

    3rd cylinder misfire, sputters down the road and kicks its horrible. Its in the shop now getting fixed again This is round 2 with the coil

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  • , , 78,500 mi

    Thought problem of check engine light on and car bucking and even cut off while driving, when ignition coil was changed. Good for a few miles then back to same problem! What's going on!!

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  • , , 99,982 mi

    Started by stalling and idling. Got coil pack and spark plugs changed. Ran great for a couple miles then engine light started blinking and the exhaust sounded loud while accelerating. Misfire in cylinder 4. Brought back and said it needed a new coil pack which I just did. Ran great for a couple miles and misfires again. I'm so upset. I can't afford this.

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