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Saturn Outlook, Car Safety, SUV
#1 of 36 Front end noise.
Dec 02, 2007 (8:53 pm)
Since my first service, I have had a clicking type noise in my front end of the car when I am driveing slowly(parking,pulling into my driveway).The dealer first said that it could be the brakes setting up after the car sat for a while. They "could not duplicate" the sound when the car was dropped off, but I still hear when I drive. Any ideas?
#2 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [jrosario]
Jan 13, 2008 (8:01 am)
I am new to this forum but was surfing around trying to find Outlook owners that may be having a noise from under the front end. I too have the same noise and it is driving me crazy. I have it in the shop as we speak for the (4th) time the shop men have told me they have heard it, they haven't, replaced struts, told me a rock was hung (somewhere) and to my not so surprised self my Outlook is still making the "cracking/popping/hard to describe noise. I am very dissappointed at this point. You never know when it will happen. You can't make it do it on command. I do hear it more when driving slow, turning, up and down inclines,stop and go(like at red lights). I like your wife feel like I have a Big Lots Buy. My husband and I are in contact with Saturn Manufacturing and have opened a case. Maybe you should do the same and get the owner of the dealership in on it too. Nothing makes me madder than to tell the gods truth and be made feel your hearing things. I would like to talk to you more by private e-mail if possible mine is christie_rachelleyahoo.com
Thanks for posting I will check back
Christie in Arkansas
#3 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [jrosario]
Apr 11, 2008 (7:40 pm)
A periodic click buzz or chatter, especially right after you start the car is the stability control system doing self tests. Its in the manual under stability control system.
#4 of 36 not just on the start up
Apr 13, 2008 (11:15 am)
The noise happens after driveing 5,10,or even 15 miles, not just when I turn the care on.
Apr 14, 2008 (7:48 am)
If you have a 2008 model, refer to page 4-6 (StabiliTrak System) in the manual.
#6 of 36 Re: not just on the start up [jrosario]
Apr 16, 2008 (9:14 am)
It's ABS turned on when the car starts to run and hit certain speed. This happens all the time to my Acadia and I believe it is normal - you should only hear the noise 2 or 3 times when you turn on the car and start accelerate, and then no more noise during the whole trip (because ABS is on), unless the car is turned off, and turned on again.
#7 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [jrosario]
May 07, 2008 (9:24 pm)
I just bought a used 07 xe model outlook and I hear the same noise. It sounds like it's almost coming from the front left of the car. Also the brake pedal squeeks. I also have problems with my transmission. They tried to tell me the noise was my air conditioner!! I still haven't gotten it resolved. I plan on taking it back this week. Did you ever find out what yours was?
#8 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [cschaper]
Jun 28, 2008 (8:13 am)
No. Each time we take it in we can't seem to "duplicate " the noise.
#9 of 36 2008 Outlook frnt end noise
Sep 30, 2008 (10:33 am)
I've had this outlook for about 4 months now and it has been in service 4 times for the front end noise (clunks), the last time it was in the shop they replaced the struts because that is what Saturn told them to do (?). Now after a week I will be bringing it back in a few days for them to rip it apart and try to find something else!
Has anybody ever gotten anywhere with this? I'm ready to take a loss and trade this thing in for a different vehicle (not Saturn). This is what they did to my vehicle since I purchased it.....
1- Greased front end.
2- Changed bushings.
3- minor adjustments.
5- who knows?
#10 of 36 Re: 2008 Outlook frnt end noise [outlook08]
Dec 12, 2010 (4:13 pm)
Have you resolved the front end noise- i have the same problem- have not taken it to the repair shop. What was wrong ?