Saturn LW300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saturn LW300

Saturn LW300 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Burning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak

A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.

Flush brake fluid every 60,000 miles

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

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Saturn LW300 Recalls

Recall 05V245000
ON CERTAIN SEDANS AND WAGONS, THE PLASTIC HOUSING IN THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME DISTORTED IF THE BRAKE LAMPS REMAIN ON FOR AN EXTENDED TIME.
Recall 05V158000
CERTAIN WAGONS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FLOOR OF THE VEHICLE BEFORE HOLDING THE REQUIRED TEST LOAD FOR THE REQUIRED TIME.

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Saturn LW300 Reviews

HOW YOU DONT POST ANY OF THE REVEIWS ABOUT THE CROSSMEMBER (SUB FRAME) PROBLEMS WERE THEY ROTTED OUT YA YOU DONT WANT THE PUBLIC TO HERE ANY OF THOSE PROBLEMS SATURN OR GM SHOULD STEP UP TO PLATE LIKE TOYOYA DID WITH THE ROTTED FRAMES IN THE PICK UP TRUCKS WERE THE BOUGHT THEM ALL BACK FROM THE CUSTERMERS THIS IS ALL BULL_ _ _ _
I visited the Saturn plant in Tennessee and was impressed with the product but it was on the L-200 series. I made the mistake to assume that the LW300 which came later was manufactured in the same place. I bought it with 6,000 miles from the dealer. From the get go I have had nothing but problems with the vehicle. The only time that it got a recall was for a so call Popeye seal in the engin...
I bought this car used with 26,260 miles on it in April 2005. I negotiated a Platium Ryan Warranty of 6 years/80,000 miles as part of the sales agreement for $13,000. Last month the Ryan warranty expired when the odometer hit 106,260; however, during the last five years the warranty paid for 3 pairs of rear taillight units (a 4th was per GM recall); a $990 transmission problem, a water pump a...

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