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#139 of 689 I hate My Saturn Outlook!!!!
Sep 20, 2011 (7:16 pm)
I have had nothing but trouble out of my 2008 Saturn Outlook! The transmission has been repaired three times and every time I get a song and dance from the dealership. I am glad to know that we are not the only ones!! I believe this make and model of car is a lemon!!! Every time someone asks me about how I like my car, I sound off!!! I have always brought Hondas and this time I did not. Boy did I get duped! It is sad to have to rent a car for a trip when you pay a 500. a month car note because you are scared your car will stop at some point. LET THE BUYER BEWARE!!!!! Definitely disappointed.
#140 of 689 Re: I hate My Saturn Outlook!!!! [nredmond]
Sep 20, 2011 (7:33 pm)
i had a 2009 saturn outlook until today 9-20-11 traded it in for a new toyota 4 Runner,,going on a trip friday to VA, from SYR, now i feel i will make it back to Syr....My Outlook had 23K miles and the transmission whines like a sewing machine.,,,,,,,, the first year i owned it , At 6K the timing chain failed ,eg ,3 weeks to change motor. month 8 at 9K the electronics burned out could not shut of ignition or remove key had to disconnect battery, another week in shop
#141 of 689 Re: Outlook transmission problems [gmcustsvc]
Sep 21, 2011 (6:30 pm)
Dealer had to order a new transmission however they are on backorder and the earliest one will be shipped is 9/26. I've already been without the car for over a week. At this point it may be another 2 before I have it back.
#142 of 689 Re: Outlook transmission problems [ljandbucket]
Sep 21, 2011 (9:30 pm)
How sad! The first time we had a transmission problem we were without our Saturn for a month. They gave us a rental, but it was a smaller car. We have had transmission problems 4 times. Just stopped on me again. This is a sad situation, these cars have engine issues. Otherwise, I love the look and capacity.....but who cares about that when the car always has an issue. And for support from GM...I have gotten none. Gonna cut my losses on this one and go back to a HONDA!!
Sep 22, 2011 (5:51 am)
I know how you feel. I have a 2007 outlook with 65,000 miles on it, lov eth size of th ecar but have had nothing but problems. Everything you mention sounds familiar, transmission problems (whines, slow to shift), check engine light (keeps coming on, particularly after raining or on cold mornings), traction control light, (comes on every morning, stays on for the first few miles). I have been to two different Saturn dealers, and two chevy dealers. No one can fix it.
Most of the repairs have been under warranty, but the last one wasn't, they replaced an ignition coil, for about $250. Lasted about a month, then the check engine light came back on. Brought it back, made the same replacement this one lasted about a week. I now trying to get back in to have it replaced once again.
I usually keep my car for many years, but I'm thinking its time for this one to go.
#144 of 689 Re: Problems [saturnoutlook]
Sep 22, 2011 (9:35 am)
I apologize you are still experiencing concerns . Have you spoke with Customer Assistance? Please feel free to email me back with any updates since we last spoke.
GM Customer Service
#145 of 689 Re: Problems [gmcustsvc]
Sep 22, 2011 (11:04 am)
If GM was really sorry about everyones issues with this lemon of a car, they would issue some sort of recall. We all know they wont though! Even people I have talked to on the street who have an Outlook have stated the same problems posted on here. There is obviously and issue with this car. It's not just the Outlook either. The GM Acadia and Buick Enclave are the same vehicle and have the same issues. Be smart and get rid of the car as soon as possible, I did!
#146 of 689 Re: Outlook transmission problems [ljandbucket]
Sep 22, 2011 (1:40 pm)
Can you please send me your contact information, VIN, and involved dealer? I look forward to your response. I apologize for your frustrations and inconvenience.
GM Customer Service
Oct 03, 2011 (11:30 am)
I have been a Saturn owner just about my entire driving career. I did however own a Toyota 4-runner in the past few years. I decided that my loyalties need to go back to a Saturn so I purchased a beautiful 2007 Saturn Outlook (i just made the 4th car payment today) I have to tell you, the comments and looks that I receive are quite nice and it definiltely has the wow factor.... and up until now I loved this car. What the h.e-double hockey sticks is wrong with the transmission!!! Seriously, This needs to be addressed by the manufacturer. I have never been so upset with a car as much as I am right now. I go to step on the gas, sure it goes but, when it goes to shift into 3rd gear it idles to 5 and then is sluggish to even want to drive. I am praying that I just didn't make a $22,000 mistake. This car has 64,000 miles on it. A baby in most car lives. I am having it checked out by a GM dealer on Wednesday. This really is a PITA. If this is not taken care of I will be really upset. I finally made a car purchase by myself (I didn't even ask the hubby) Great....you know what that means......to be continued. AAARGH!!!!
#148 of 689 Re: SERIOUSLY?! [unhappyinmt]
Oct 03, 2011 (12:39 pm)
i just traded a 2009 saturn oulook for a new Four Runner, my saturn had trnsmission syptoms,,, even though i was uhder wrranty i was sick of the black beauty. my black four runner is built like a real truck ,strong and dependable