Saturn SL1 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saturn SL1

Saturn SL1 Problems

starter issues /had been replaced

My starter has went about the 3 times in the past year i replace it and it does ok for a couple months then goes back to the spurting a few times before starting and it's happening agian...is there something else causing this? I've got a new battery and alternator had been teSted and is fine.

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 SL1 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.

Brake Pedal Pad Breaks

The brake pedal pad may fracture and come apart from the brake pedal arm, causing difficulty braking. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake pedal assembly as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 02V020000
CERTAIN SEDANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES," AND NO. 214, "SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH WELDS BETWEEN THE DOOR STRIKER AND BELT-LINE THAT DO NOT MEET SATURN SPECIFICATIONS.

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Saturn SL1 Reviews

My car is great, but it has its bugs. When I press on the gas the rpm goes down before it revs up. It makes it hard to go up a hill because its a standard. Also the coolant fan switch on/off sensor is out, where is it? Other than that the tranny, clutch, mpg, engine all satisfactory.
If there was a half a star, I would use it.
where could I find a hood for this car?

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