Last post on Jul 20, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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Saturn ION, Electrical, Sedan
#38 of 47 Re: Saturn Ion power steering failure [rokcney]
Mar 28, 2012 (5:39 am)
Good morning rokcney,
We'd be happy to check that out for you - send an email to socialmediagm.com with the last 8 of your VIN and your request of recall check (I don't answer inbound emails -- that's up to my wonderful coworker Christina, who will help you out).
All the best,
GM Customer Service
Apr 16, 2012 (10:28 am)
An automotive organization would like to speak with used car buyers who bought cars that they later found out were not up to date on recall repairs. If you are willing to discuss your experience, please email PRedmunds.com no later than 10 a.m. Pacific /1 p.m. Eastern Friday, April 20, 2012 with your daytime contact information.
#40 of 47 Here's the GOOD NEWS
Oct 10, 2012 (9:13 am)
Thought I'd let ya'll know the latest about the POWER STEERING problems with the 2005 Saturn Ion: I've been looking for RECALLS regarding the powersteering on my car.
I FINALLY found some information at:
It's a sight called SAFERCAR.GOV
This was listed as a Service Bulletin and in May 2012 they EXTENDED the time limit to 10 yrs or 150,000 miles! Good news for those of us who've had their car awhile.
I'm going back and see if there are any more for the same car. Maybe I can get most done in one shot...???
#41 of 47 Re: '05 Saturn Ion [rickb41]
Oct 10, 2012 (9:20 am)
Rick, as of May 2012, they extended that service for power steering to 150,000 miles. Check it out...
#42 of 47 Power steering failure
Feb 28, 2013 (10:58 am)
I have read a lot of bad stuff on here. This is a new problem for me. "06" Ion.... I easily got the info from GM about the Pwr Str going out. Obviously this is a common problem. It is called an extended warranty not a recall. Last month at just under 70,000 mi PS went out. not at a high speed. the book tells u how to reset it but doesnt work. It is always back up when I restart the car. Goes out within 10 mins. Under 10 years in service or 150,000 mils it will be repaired at no cost. I called the GM dealer and it didnt seem to be anything new to them. Just an hour or so to do the repair. i will be taking it in next week. Hopefully I will not be back on here with a negative story.
#43 of 47 Re: Power steering failure [djquin]
Mar 01, 2013 (5:48 am)
Looking forward to an update, djquin. Hoping that all goes well!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#44 of 47 Re: Power steering failure [djquin]
Mar 01, 2013 (5:59 am)
Good luck with it. I started this string a long while back. You're lucky enough to fall under the guidelines they've set forth on a car issue that was a mechanical/engineering FAIL! I would have gladly fixed my own PS problem, but the car was a piece of sh**t and EVERYTHING was starting to fail when it died altogether. Luckiest day of my life. I sold it on Craigslist for what I could get, bought a loaded Kia Optima Limited (like the commercial) and am loving life!!!! You don't realize what junk this car is until you get a nice one. Let them fix it... then sell it while you can!!! Just my advice
#45 of 47 Power steering goes out until you re start the car
Mar 02, 2013 (8:06 am)
The car is a 2007 Saturn Ion. It ran fine and now the power steering goes out until I restart the car. It has manual steering. I ought it used and the dealer said they can't fix it and I have to go to a GM dealer to have the codes read. Can someone tell me what to do?
#46 of 47 Re: Power steering goes out until you re start the car [hazeleyes57]
Mar 04, 2013 (7:58 am)
Let us know if you need assistance locating a GM dealership in your area to get this checked into. We can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and ZIP code with your inquiry).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#47 of 47 Defective Power Steering car
Jul 20, 2013 (1:57 pm)
My 2007 Saturn Ion Sport Coupe has 103,000 miles on it. I just started having the problems with the power steering and was having it checked out by mechanics who obviously did not do their research. I was told the air conditioning cuts in to the power steering when parking so it wouldn't be a problem. Bogus. It cut out on me multiple times on the highway. I love my car. I do not have the money to replace the parts myself and I find this highly unfair, please help me keep this car!