Last post on Nov 06, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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Saturn Outlook, Car Safety, SUV
#7 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [jrosario]
May 07, 2008 (8:24 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 (7:13 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 (9:33 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 (3:13 pm)
Have you resolved the front end noise- i have the same problem- have not taken it to the repair shop. What was wrong ?
#11 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [homegirl9468]
Dec 12, 2010 (3:18 pm)
How did the noise problem get fixed- I have the same noise in the front end ?
#13 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [dlawrence1]
Dec 13, 2010 (2:38 am)
Refer to the owner's manual. A clunck within the first minute after starting is the traction control system startup function per the owners manual. We have had our outlook of over 3 years and have 54,000 miles on it. We hear it every time it starts up, but usually in the garage where the sound is echoed. You could spend good money looking for it but with a 100,000 mile power train warrantee, why would you. We are in the fleet lease management business and I would advise no one to keep a car in excess of 120,000 miles as the costs usually go up substantially. In brief, don't sweat it if you are within the warrantee window.
#14 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [christoper]
Jan 21, 2011 (1:04 pm)
there is a bulletin on brake pedal squeek. i believe they change brake fluid. pretty much all 07 and 08s did that mine included.
#15 of 36 Re: Front end noise. [onefunkar]
Jan 29, 2011 (6:26 pm)
ppl its one of two things axles or the hub bearing and u cant do that urself. well the axles u can. just drain the tranny fluid first.