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Saturn Outlook, Transmission, SUV
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
#149 of 689 Re: SERIOUSLY?! [unhappyinmt]
Oct 04, 2011 (4:42 am)
SOOOOOOO.... The saga continues...My husband drove the car to school this morning a whopping 3 miles away and the damn car didn't even make it into the parking lot. Transmission light finally came on AFTER the fact that the car almost DIED!!!!! This is an absolute atrocity against any owner of a Saturn. I feel that these cars need to be recalled. I am almost at the point that i would like to call the local news and see where it goes from there.
#150 of 689 Transmission Issue
Oct 04, 2011 (8:45 pm)
2008 Outlook - For a while now I have had issues (minus the random issues I have had that have already had to be fixed) But now I am dealing with a lag in the engine while I am driving it or a random rev of the engine - with or without my foot being on the pedal. I have to place my foot on the pedal pretty hard to get the car to go. It is almost like I am driving on a uphill most of the time. Driving on a highway the other day I had my cruise control on and it was revving all by itself!! I have taken it to the dealership to be told that they couldnt find anything but they did a computer update that they would hope would work, thankfully because of this update I didnt have to pay the diagnose fee (which I still find ridiculous to pay when there is a warranty in place. I get the quick grinding noise sometimes when I start up my vehicle and have for years but of course everytime I take it in - they cant find anything - surprise surprise. I am a woman and NO I am not saying that has anything to do with it but I feel like I do get the "you dont know what you are talking about attitude" especially when he looks at me and says you know there will be lag and your engine will rev when you are driving up a hill...yes hence the reason I told you this happens on even the level roads - but of course you didnt hear that part right??
Plus during one of my visits someone took out my cabin filter and never replaced it. I did not give anyone permission to take it out and now because of that I had to pay $68 after labor and filter cost to have it replaced. PS I went years without replacing it because I was angry.
I guess I just dont know what to do at this point or out to make someone understand my issue and be WANTING to help and make this car drive appropriately. I have tried to be nice, I have tried to be angry, none of it works...does anyone have anything??
#151 of 689 Re: Transmission Issue [price0613]
Oct 04, 2011 (8:46 pm)
we are the only owners of this vehicle and there is about 55K miles
#152 of 689 Re: SERIOUSLY?! [unhappyinmt]
Oct 05, 2011 (10:46 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing. Were you planning on taking the vehicle to a GM dealership? Also, have you been in contact with GM Customer Assistance?
Caron, GM Customer Service