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Saturn SW2 Problems

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.

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 power steering hoses commonly leak fluid. Any leaking hoses should be replaced.

Drive Train -- Verified

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Saturn SW2 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 29, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." SOME OF THE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH SEAT BELT SHOULDER GUIDE ANCHOR BOLTS THAT WERE NOT ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED AT THE CENTER PILLAR AND COULD FALL OUT, MAKING THE SEAT BELT INOPERATIVE.

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Body, Interior & Misc., October 29, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CONSOLE ARMREST FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACTS." THE ARMRESTS WERE PRODUCED WITH A LATCH THAT WILL NOT WITHSTAND THE VERTICAL FORCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 24, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 581, "BUMPER STANDARD." THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH REAR BUMPER FASTENERS THAT MAY BE LOOSE OR MISSING.

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Drive Train, October 6, 2000

Summary: 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 POSSIBLE TO SHIFT FROM THE "PARK" POSITION WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED.

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Drive Train, October 27, 1994

Summary: THE AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PARK LOCK CABLE ASSEMBLY WAS IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO SHIFT FROM THE "PARK" POSITION WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED, OR REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY WITH THE SHIFT LEVER IN A POSITION OTHER THAN "PARK." THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 114, "THEFT PROTECTION."

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Saturn SW2 Questions and Answers

kscollier, 1994 Saturn SW2, Sacramento, CA

Car has less then 100K miles, but when I put it in reverse, it take few seconds to engage. I had the trans fluid change recently. Still have the same issue. Is this a common problem with the Sat...

Visitor, 1994 Saturn SW2, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Gresham, OR

how to replace the clutch on 1994 sw2 without removing the motor

angel62, 1993 Saturn SW2, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Glendale, AZ

A mechanic replaced everything listed here: the battery,alternator,all the cable and connections,and also the PCM (power train control module).He has had to reinspect my vehicle because the car wil...

fatjack, 1993 Saturn SW2, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Cincinnati, OH

how do replace a positive cable that attaches to the starter

bethene71, 1993 Saturn SW2, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Duncan, SC

was told a new ignition switch has to have new keys Had car worked on, new ignition switch, but still uses old key. I was told if it didn't have a new key, then the man didn't put in a...

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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 washer fluid control went out so I added my own toggle switch to the pump motor and I am right as rain.

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 must mentain your vehicle at all time,look at your instr-panel and see what going on,and listen to any sound chech on your fluids, this st-wg works it,we travell to maryland,regular,upstate ny,and where the car can go.To tell U no regrets what so ever,some of my friends at first "them cars a'int good" I prove to them its dame "GOOD" its good on gas, only its a bit small for my family,before I had a 1991 astro chevy van,that had lots of room,the only mistake I make was to listen 2 my wife and did't fix D trani,D engine no problem,now any person who have a Saturn have a very good car,but we must remember that all vehicles are good, its how you mentain and service and take care of it.always remember check D motor oil, trans fluid, pwr steering, master cyl,radiator.Change oil reglr,you have to be on top of everything,drive safe,DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE REMEMBER THE LAW,DON'T PUT YOUR FAMILY OR FAMILIES IN GRIEF.Stay healthy all peace.

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

This car is pretty ghetto. Sounds good. Looks pretty sick. I LOVE the spoiler, yo. I want that car!

Bought this car used and pretty badly beaten for $1500 and put about $1000 into it (new radiator, alignment, brakes, tires, and tune up) before driving it from California to Georgia. It's been a reliable car for about two years and at 135,000 I can't complain too much. I have never owned a station wagon before but it's spacious and once it was cleaned out, seat covers made the car look almost new. It was a perfect second hand car and I'd recommend a Saturn to anyone, except they went out of business in 2009, so now the parts are going to be discontinued and scarce.

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