Last post on May 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM
You are in the Saturn ION
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Saturn ION, Electrical, Coupe, Sedan
#1069 of 1201 Re: @ traciejo [saturnstuck]
by kirstie_h HOST
May 22, 2012 (9:48 am)
This is money I truly don't have and without a car, my bank heist getaway is going to be somewhat less effective.
I don't wish to mock your situation, but that line did make me giggle. Your only good fortune here is that this discussion is followed by a number of knowledgeable members, so keep reading & responding to their suggestions/questions, and you might be able to get to the bottom of the issue. Imidazol97 is one of those members.
#1070 of 1201 solution to my non-starting ion
May 22, 2012 (4:44 pm)
my solution to the non-starting issue was to put a remote start in my car but u have to make sure that when it is installed they MUST bypass the security system, it cost me about 350 to have it done at crutchfield and i havent had the problem since (other than the one time on a relativley chilly morning when i ddnt think to use the remote, i waas already at the car when i thought about it and i tried to use the key) ive had the remote since march and i really enjoy it now, great way to warm up the car b4 i get in it
#1071 of 1201 saturn ion will not start
May 26, 2012 (7:12 pm)
yesterday my car out of the blue would not start. when i turn the key there is no clicking or any noise i thought it was the battery but its not my mechanic has had it put on to computers and there are no errors but the car will not start HELP
#1072 of 1201 Re: saturn ion will not start [janet1974]
May 26, 2012 (7:27 pm)
Did they check for codes in the body control module?Or did they use a basic code scanner that doesnt ready body control module codes?Also is the security light on solid or flashing while trying to start the car?
#1073 of 1201 Re: saturn ion will not start [saturntech9]
May 31, 2012 (7:55 am)
the mechanic there says there is no fire from scan port??? does that makes since......
also the light comes on and goes back off for the security
#1074 of 1201 Re: saturn ion will not start [janet1974]
May 31, 2012 (9:11 am)
So there is no power to the obd2 port?If so did he check the 15amp fuse in the inside fuse box labeled lighter?Thats the fuse that supplies power to the obd2 connector.Also make sure they have a advanced scanner that can read body control module codes.
#1075 of 1201 Re: saturn ion will not start [janet1974]
May 31, 2012 (9:56 am)
I'm sorry that your Ion wouldn't start for you over the holiday weekend - I hope that you were still able to enjoy it. I see that you're currently working with a mechanic, but am unsure if this is with one of our GM dealerships. If so, we'd be happy to follow up on this with them! Please let us know.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#1076 of 1201 Saturn 04 starting problems
Jul 14, 2012 (9:53 am)
Saturntech9 - can you send me the instructions to install the ignition switch and how to relearn the security? Thank you.
#1077 of 1201 Re: Saturn 04 starting problems [tlc16]
Jul 14, 2012 (10:55 am)
There is a video on utube that tells and shows you step by step... I finally got rid of my saturn... I was shocked when someone gave me $1,000 for it.... No matter what we did and how much I spent it always came back to the same thing. Not running.. although the 2 saturn "techs" on here are very nice, unfortunately they don't have any power (sorry but you don't) If they haven't already they will ask you to tell your story, give them your telephone number, etc. Someone will call you up, tell you they hope to be able to help you and from my experience and much of what i've read on here over the last 18+ months, they don't....I find it hard to understand how there are so many people with the same problems... over 1000 messages about it... yet, Saturn, GM, whomever never and still refuse to do a recall. better to constantly get us in there so they can charge ridiculous sums of money. Mine was a 2005 Saturn Ion. it worked great for about 4 years. and then it didn't. you can go back and read my story.. it's all over these pages... as i said, I was finally able to sell it and I now am a happy owner of a Jetta..... I will NEVER buy a saturn or a GM product again... I got the worst treatment, spent way too much money and the car was never the same again... Try the U Tube video... once I sold the car back at the end of March, I deleted all the videos... also, another way I have been told is to cut a wire... again, look on u tube... good luck to you
#1078 of 1201 Re: Saturn 04 starting problems [pamela519]
Jul 14, 2012 (12:14 pm)
Cannot more than agree with what you say to "tlc16" ....
Total spill of money taking the ION to a GM dealer, they have no clue to what is going on.
Cut the wire, a 'dirty' trick but the vehicle will start at all times. There are too many on this site that have described how to do it and that it works ...
The switch is not the remedy!
The ultimate is of course to sell the failing Saturn, and whatever you do, stay away from GM - they have not helped us Saturn owners with this problem. We have weeded out the Saturn's and replacing with non-gm vehicles ...
Good luck to you.