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#701 of 860 Re: Interested Consumer on 2006 Saturn Ion-3 [cschneider3]
Jun 22, 2006 (11:57 am)
I bought my first Saturn 10 months ago. I bought the Saturn Ion 3. The car ran beautifully for the first 6 months. I took in the first few months for minor things like hearing wind through the passenger window and sun roof and they replaced the seal (twice now). Well then I started having a problem with the ignition. I couldn't get the key to come out of the ignition. After waiting for a few minutes the key would finally release and I'd be on my way. I took the car in a few weeks ago to Saturn with this problem and they replaced something called a tumbler (I think). I picked up my car after supposedly being fixed and drove 1 hour back to work and GUESS WHAT?!?!? My key wouldn't come out of my car. I called the dealership and was told "well then we're not sure what the problem is we'll get back to you". 3 days later and I still haven't heard from the dealership and I get into my car to go to work and now my car won't start. I had to have my car towed 1.5 hours away to the closest Saturn dealership. My daughter picked out this car because it will be hers in just 2 short years. Now I'm really regretting this decision we made. By the way 4 days later and Saturn still has my car. I would not recommend a Saturn to anyone.
#702 of 860 1995 Saturn SL Cooling fan will not come on
Jun 22, 2006 (5:22 pm)
The cooling fan stopped working. I put 12VDC to and it would run. When I hooked it back to the car, it would not come on when the coolant got hot. I think it's a relay but I don't know which one. I really could use some help as I canít afford to take this car to a shop. thanks in advance for the help.
#703 of 860 05 Ion Coupe gas gauge
Jun 27, 2006 (6:56 am)
I have had my Ion Coupe for about 1 year now and I have already had the horn replaced and the BCM replaced. Now I think my gas gauge is acting up. I will put gas in it and over night it will be 1/8-1/4 a tank lower. Then perhaps the following day, it will be back up to where I expected it to be. It is annoying and I wish my car would just work as expected. Also the cruise control does not work sometimes, and I have begun to wonder if the oil life monitor is working.
Could any of these problems be linked to the replaced BCM? Has anybody else experienced such issues?
#704 of 860 Re: Interested Consumer on 2006 Saturn Ion-3 [cschneider3]
Jun 27, 2006 (7:11 am)
I bought my 05 Ion Coupe 3 about a year ago and have had nothing but headaches. First I had issues with the passive security system shutting off gas to the engine so I would have to pull over and turn the car off. Then my horn stopped working. My current problems include gas gauge fluctuations, a cruise control that works sometimes, a questionable oil life monitor, and more recently, it has difficult to remove my key after shutting it off and I worry it will get stuck in the ignition. Also, I have found the running the a/c seriously puts a dent in your gas mileage. Not good news for a Floridian.
I bought this car because everybody said how Saturn was so great. My parents had a Saturn wagon 7 years ago and it was a great car. I believe the quality of Saturn cars has decreased. I would advise against buying a Saturn. The car you get could be great, or it could be a bag of headaches like mine.
#705 of 860 crankshaft sensor
Jun 28, 2006 (4:59 am)
i have a 97 sl2 saturn im lookin for the location of the crankshaft sensor...
#706 of 860 2003 L200 Fuel Problem
Jul 01, 2006 (7:04 pm)
First time posting:
My car has never given me any problems until just recently I drove to work and parked. After my normal day, I went in to start it, it seemed out of gas, but have a half tank. It just did not want to fire, the battery was okay, the starter was okay but there seemed to be no fuel getting to the engine. I checked some of the fuses the next day and all seemed all right. It seemed to start up fine after letting it sit over night. But once I headed out of town up a hill, it just stopped. As if again, out of gas. Please note, a few days earlier I pumped $20 in gas, although I did not listen to my better judgment and pumped gas when the stations gas tanker was filling their tanks. I realize this stirs up lots of sediments and stuff. Could this be the problem? Someone please advise. Greatly appreciated.
#707 of 860 Re: misfire that will not go away [97sc2leather]
Jul 07, 2006 (9:02 pm)
hey im having the same exact problem as you were and was wondering if you ever figured this out and what exactly is wrong with it. You are having the same exact problem as me. If you could please help me it would be much appreciated...thanks
#708 of 860 Re: 91 SL2 Posting Codes 19, 41, 43 [peat2]
Jul 07, 2006 (9:04 pm)
hey did you ever end up figuring this out. Im having almost the exact same problem as you and i am getting the same exact codes as you are. If you could please help me out and either just reply or send me an email at nightsnipecox.net i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
Jul 08, 2006 (7:35 am)
This has to be the worst car i have ever bought. The first month was good, but then the engine would not start sometimes. The brake pedal felt very tough to press as if it were a rock. Plus, on top of that, the interior is marred with cheap plastic pieces everywhere. I am thinking about getting a mercury mariner. I suggest that noone buys a saturn. My previous one was good it was a 1996. They must have changed engineers or something becuase these cars are nothing like they used to be.link">
#710 of 860 Re: 1995 Saturn SL Cooling fan will not come on [samanator]
Jul 11, 2006 (5:29 am)
Most of the Saturns I owned have a fuse relay box located under the hood on the drivers side. Unscrew the holddown nut and flip the cover over. It shows each relay and fuse and what they are for. Good luck