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#122 of 820 Transmission out 2007 Saturn Outlook
Aug 03, 2011 (1:18 pm)
I just want to say, for the record, our experience with our 2007 Saturn Outlook has been a pleasant one. It has 80K+ miles on it, we have had it for 3 years, and we had not had a problem... until now. The transmission went out. 3/4 gear issues followed by the reverse function going out. I took it to our local GM dealership which has been wonderful, fixing it, falls under my powertrain warranty. No cost to me. Am I inconvenienced? Yes. Was I angry when it happened? Sure. But am I happy with how it has been handled? Very.
#123 of 820 Re: Transmission out 2007 Saturn Outlook [ommama]
Aug 04, 2011 (5:53 am)
I am very happy to hear everything has been taken care of at no charge to you! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us directly.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#124 of 820 Saturn Outlook. By far worst vehicle I have ever owned.
Aug 25, 2011 (1:37 pm)
We bought our Outlook about 3 years ago and was used. The previous owner had the foresight to unload it at 25,000 miles before much went wrong. We have has many repairs...so many that we now send it to the shop to get one problem fixed but constantly have to run with at least one or more continuing problems. Just spent $500 to replace water pump and thermostat. The 2 current problems I still have is a tire pressure gauge is out and the struts are shot. Before that the pistons on the lift gate went out. Before that we replace the power steering pump and a few other things I cannot remember but it was around $1200. Then shortly after that repair we took it into a Government Motors dealership and they came up with nearly $3000 in repairs but they were nice enough to get GM to pay for that round. The vehicle has 87000 miles and has cost me more money than any vehicle I have ever owned. I have a Civic with 130000 miles and my repair costs are very small. This will be my last GM ever.
#125 of 820 Re: Saturn Outlook. By far worst vehicle I have ever owned. [maxkincaid]
Aug 25, 2011 (2:36 pm)
I have 45k miles on my 2007 Saturn. My extended warranty runs out next March...I plan on dumping the car in March because it's a piece of crap......it's too bad,we actually like the design of the car and the features/seating, but GM's quality sucks.
#126 of 820 Re: Saturn Outlook. By far worst vehicle I have ever owned. [mruffini]
Aug 26, 2011 (6:59 am)
Are you currently experiencing concerns with your vehicle? I look forward to your response. Have a great weekend!
GM Customer Service
#127 of 820 Re: Saturn Transmission failure - Detroit [jnance1974]
Aug 26, 2011 (1:43 pm)
Ok...now I'm worried:-( I just purchased a 2008 Saturn like 2 wks ago. I had to take it in for a restraint system recall...I was ok with that...& was still in love with it. But last nite I noticed it shifting differently. As I backed into my driveway, I noticed the vehicle started to jerk a little. I figured that was bc I was backing uphill...didn't really worry. Well today, I went outta town. While traveling, I noticed it shifted weird, sluggish and hard by the time it reached the last gear change. This of course got my attention. And now when I back into my driveway, it jerks:-( I've been on the phone with my dealership quite often as of late bc of minor issues, which could be expected with a used vehicle. But now, a transmission? It's not even a month old for me! Did any of you have the same symptoms?
#128 of 820 Re: Saturn Transmission failure - Detroit [sugaplumm]
Aug 26, 2011 (5:15 pm)
I just bought a 2008 Outlook and my problems sound just yours! I have had it less than a month and my transmission is REALLY making me worry. It seems to get worse every time I drive it. My next step is to call the dealership and see what the warranty will cover. Good luck to you!
#129 of 820 Re: Saturn Transmission failure - Detroit [sugaplumm]
Aug 29, 2011 (10:54 am)
sugaplumm & browneyez1978,
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Please keep me posted on any information from the dealership.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#130 of 820 Re: Saturn Transmission failure - Detroit [gmcustsvc]
Aug 29, 2011 (4:45 pm)
I've read your posts and can relate to all of them. I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook that I purchased new. Since about 2,000 miles after buying it we have had nothing but problems. We would get messages "Service Stabilitrac, Service Traction Control, Service Brake System" and everytime we took it in, the dealership could never find a problem. But magically after the bumper to bumper warranty was up they found an issue. The brake fluid sensor was sending out a wrong code. $300 fix. 2,000 miles after that guess what, all the same issues again. Took it to the dealership again. This time the entire brake master cylinder needed replaced. $500+ fix. 2,000 miles after that guess what, all the same issues again, this time with addition of a check engine light. Car has been at the dealership since friday Aug 26. We got a call saying that the Cam Shaft Position Sensor was causing it and causing misfire codes. Dont know what the fix will be this time, but hopefully its covered under the powertrain warranty because we cant afford another temporary "FIX". I have dealt with GM Customer Assistance before because of what I feel this car to be a LEMON. They have helped us out a little, but what are they really gonna do for one person. I will never get back what I paid for the car so my only option is to get rid of this lemon after this next fix or get a lawyer and go after the lemon law. Long time GM supporter, but after this nightmare i'll be looking at another brand.
#131 of 820 Re: Saturn Transmission failure - Detroit [jasonanh]
Aug 30, 2011 (8:49 pm)
Got the car back today witth the latest "FIX". The Intake Manifold Tuning Valve was replaced under the factory powertrain warranty. Glad to have it back wiithout money out of my pocket. Now time to get it polished up and ready for a trade in!!!