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Saturn Relay Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Corrosion at the fuel tank to body harness may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or a crank no start condition. This corrosion issue is most commonly caused by a water leak inside the vehicle. Any damaged wiring or connectors will require replacement.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

Saturn Relay Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2006

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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 5, 2005

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The outboard release handle on a second row bucket seat may be activated during a side impact crash. This could cause the rear seat latches to disengage, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will remove the seat latch release handle and install a plastic cap to eliminate this side impact safety concern. This recall is expected to begin on April 5, 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05015.

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Brakes, November 14, 2005

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Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard # 135 "Passenger Car Brake Systems" To meet the standard, vehicles must not move for 5 minutes when stopped on a steep hill with the parking brake applied and the vehicle in neutral. Some of these vehicles failed this test. When the parking brake is released the driver may notice unintended braking while accelerating, decelerating or coasting. This could lead to unintended vehicle movement and cause an accident. The dealer will inspect each rear parking brake caliper and replace free of charge if slippage is noticed. The GM recall # is 05059

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Saturn Relay Questions and Answers

Fcate, 2005 Saturn Relay, Fort Myers, FL

my check engine light comes on and stays on for awhile then shuts off and comes on again my car has trouble starting then it starts when we jump it I can't afford to have it serviced at the co...

sillywithjilly, 2005 Saturn Relay, Kalamazoo, MI

Should I get a 60,000 tune-up? A service shop told me that I would not need one until 100,00 miles on my model

dadsgirl, 2005 Saturn Relay, Charlotte, NC

my battery went dead ,changed it.now my info center says charging system failure but it comes on and off. also battery volts goes up and down 11.2 -15.0.what could be the problem?

Visitor, 2005 Saturn Relay, 3.5L V6, Hillside, NJ

Hi, I rencently purchased and installed new rotors and brake pads on the front axel wheels. Where does the metal sensor which are on two of the four pads go. The manual says it should be on the inb...

Visitor, 2005 Saturn Relay, 3.5L V6, Simpsonville, SC

My passenger side power sliding door closes but does not completely latch. It jumps back about 10mm or 3/8". i can hear the motor tring but the final latch does not engage. I have tried to cle...

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Saturn Relay Reviews

This is the absolute worst car anyone could ever consider purchasing. Well, seeing that Saturn is no longer around I guess there is no worry. This thing has been nothing but a money pit since we bought it new in July of 2005. In the last 2 years, I have put on 5 brand new alternators, replaced the battery 2 times and have had to replace the starter. In addition, the ABS/Traction light comes on and I have replaced both front hubs twice. The dealer tells us that there is no recall info for the constant "Battery Saver Active" or the "Charging System Failure". I call bull crap on that one. I have replaced the battery terminals and even ran a new ground wire as per Saturn's advice. Please if others are having the same issues, let me know. Email me at:

chrislippard679@hotmail.com

Thank you,
Chris

Overall we enjoy our Relay van, however we have repeated problems with the ABS & Traction lights going on. Two repairs were made during warranty, and the last repair was costly.

We've had our 2005 2+ Relay for six years. We've had one warranty repair and one repair out of warranty. So far we are completely pleased with our minivan "Bessie"

we have had nothing but problems with our 2007 relay when we first bought it itwentbackin a weeklater hadbroken steering part then we had new brakes and rotors new rim it was bent I have had toreplace the brakes and rotors 4 times in 3 yrs and replaced tires 3 times also the abs light is on tc and stablity lights are on The transmission was replaced at 50000 Had problems with that since I got it but could not duplcate the front heated seat quit working the doors dont open and shut right they will ding the back seat the handle fell off the seat cant adjust it all I can say is I know why they went belly up I willnever buy GM again going foriegn

The electric sliding doors have a mind of their own, upon closing. Sometimes they close completely sometimes not. The steering creates a loud clunking under the van when turning the wheels. Have had an A/C leak at one of the line connections and have had to recharge the system. Other than these problems it it a fine vehicle.

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