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2007 Saturn Ion - 1G8AV15B07Z- Pomona, TN: August 24th, 2012
Tl- the contact owns a 2007 saturn ion. The contact stated that as the engine was starting, fuel leaked from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the vin failed to qualify for repairs under nhtsa campaign id number : 09v419000 ( fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 46,000 and the current mileage was 47,000. Kmj


2007 Saturn Ion - 1G8AV15FX7Z- Oak Creek, WI: August 23rd, 2012
Vehicle exhibits the exact same issue described below, but because i do not live in these states, my vehicle is not covered under this recall. I fear that my vehicle could start on fire any day now and gm will not care. This is a serious safety hazard to not only me, but other drivers as well. A fuel leak is a serious issue that i feel should not be ignored. General motors is recalling certain model year 2006 chevrolet cobalt and saturn ion vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of arizona and nevada; and model year 2007 chevrolet cobalt, pontiac g5 and saturn ion vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of arizona, california, florida, nevada and texas. The plastic supply or return port on the modular reservoir assembly may crack. If either of these ports develops a crack, fuel will leak from the area. If the crack becomes large enough, fuel may be observed dripping onto the ground and vehicle performance may be affected.


2007 Saturn Ion - 1G8AK55B87Z- Hixson, TN: August 20th, 2012
2007 saturn ion 3 manual sedan 1. ) fuel pump delivery system recall and has been repaired after a serious fuel leak was detected. 2. )purge flow solenoid- engine light came on after the pump delivery system was detected but was not repaired because it was not included in recall. Car gets very little gas mileage because the fuel to oxygen ratio being off. Every time i go to the gas station i cannot get my car to start. It doesn't matter if i have half of a tank of gas or almost on empty. It takes several tries and only starts after i rev the engine because the fuel to oxygen ratio and the fuel pump floods my car as soon as the fuel pump is engaged. I know that after this happens so many times that it will cause the starter to burn up in my car. 3. ) ignition switch- cannot turn key on as if the steering wheel is locked/ cannot turn key off/ take key out and car is still running! Disconnect battery to shut the car off. 4. ) electronic power steering- acts as if the power steering has a short. While driving with speeds as little as 15mph in a residential neighbor hood or 70mph on the interstate. The power steering light comes on and all power steering is lost and becomes almost impossible to drive. After shutting the car off and restarting the car the power steering works but shortly after it fails again. This happens every time i drive my car. The first time this happened i was on an exit ramp on the interstate with a very sharp curve. I could barely control the vehicle. Needless to say my children are no longer allowed to ride in this car until it is repaired.


2004 Saturn Ion - 1GAL52FX4Z1- Altadena, CA: August 9th, 2012
Today 8/8/12, i jumped into my 2004 saturn ion at 5pm after work & immediately noticed that i could not turn my wheel as i exited the parking lot, i had to swerve hard to my right to by avoid a collision with two cars from the opposite direction. I was terrified! My display showed "pwr str" i had never seen that before, i left my car diagonally parked, since it would not move went for assistance, a passerby looked under my hood for a while then turned my car on and the display was back to mileage and my wheel was working fine!! I drove my car home and immediately started to do some research to find out what it could be and how i could fix it, i find out that their is a known problem with the power steering! I have not received any letters at all. My car has been reliable up until now. It has close to 150k mil (mileage is an estimate on this form) since this appears to be a gm problem, what are my options? Thank you


2007 Saturn Aura - 1G8ZV57787F- Oakland Park, FL: August 6th, 2012
The contact owns a 2007 saturn aura. The contact was traveling 40 mph when the vehicle became resistant to acceleration attempts. The check engine warning light illuminated during the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were 54,000.


2007 Saturn Ion - YV1MK672382- Simpsonville, SC: August 3rd, 2012
The contact owns a 2007 saturn ion. The contact was driving 20 mph when the fuel tank failed, causing the vehicle to become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was a crack in the fuel tank, which was leaking. The interior of the vehicle was filled with gasoline fumes. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified who advised the contact to take to the dealer for further assistance. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.


2001 Saturn L200 - 1GHJU52FX1Y- Boston , MA: July 30th, 2012
The contact owns 2001 saturn l200. The contact stated that that vehicle stalled whenever braking to a stop. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the exact failure was not found however the transmission filter and fluid was replaced. The failure ceased for three weeks but later recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 07v519000 (engine and engine cooling). They did not provide any further assistance. The contact secured an appointment with the dealer for further inspection. The current mileage was 151,362. The failure mileage was 150,762.


2007 Saturn Outlook - 5GZEV33717J- West Grove, PA: July 26th, 2012
My 18 year old daughter was returning home when she noticed the steering became very hard to use. She made it home safely. I took the car out to see what was going on and when i backed up the driveway i couldn't turn the wheel without great effort. And it got worse, it just locked up. I was advised that it needed power steering fluid or a new power steering pump. I drove it to nearest mechanic, steering locked up on turns, had to pull over several times, and turn the car off. The mechanic is within 3 miles, nearest gm dealer is 40 minutes away. He replaced pump and fluid, cleaned it as recommended. He took it for a test drive and the steering failed again, almost causing an accident. He was very upset. I am contacting gm. This problem has been documented by other 2007 saturn outlook owners on this site. This is a very dangerous issue and i can't believe it has not been addressed. Does someone have to die before it is? I have an unsafe and un drivable vehicle.


2007 Saturn Outlook - 5GZEV33767J- Texarkana, TX: July 16th, 2012
Sunroof leaking water into the passage compartment and down the front firewall and glove box compartment. Water entered into the cover that hides the front a/c blower motor. Motor is sitting in 1-2 inches of water. Motor starting to corrode and stopped working. Lucky there wasn't a fire. Found utube video describing how to fix this problem. Removed cover to blower and freed up blower motor corrosion. Ordered a replacement blower motor. Drilled 2 holes in this cover to allow future water collection a drainage route out of this cover. Sunroof needs recalled and blower motors need recalled as well. Http://youtu. Be/fnykjlhusxi cost to repair this was $78 for part and about 1 hour labor.


2008 Saturn Aura - 1G8ZV57728F- Chandler , AZ: July 9th, 2012
First front passenger side door lock stopped working. The left rear passenger lock stopped working and now right passenger door lock does work. All locks do not respond to fob or switch activation. Locks do not respond to placing the car in drive and do not lock automatically.


2009 Saturn Aura - 1G8ZX57789F- Davenport, IA: June 29th, 2012
Stopped at a drive-thru window. Was in gear and under braking. Two lights came on at dash: service esc and service traction. Lights reset when vehicle is shut off and restarted. Lights happen at random times during operation. When service lights occur, brake lights react opposite of normal operation.


2006 Saturn Ion - 1G8AL58F26Z- Fremont, OH: June 28th, 2012
Our son had my wife's 2006 saturn ion at college 200 miles from home. Gas dripping from underneath car, immediately told him to take it to dealer. Dealer confirmed fuel tank return line cracked. Removed fuel tank and replaced fuel module assembly. Total bill 685. 63. Can not get no satisfaction from saturn on the recall of this vehicle. What difference what state this occurs in. Nhtsa #09v419000.


2006 Saturn Vue - 5GZCZ33D96S- Memphis, TN: June 21st, 2012
The contact owns a 2006 saturn vue. The contact stated that as the vehicle was started, smoke was coming from the steering column. The fire department was notified who removed the steering column from the vehicle. The fire department informed the contact that the wiring on the turn signals and the light switches were burned. No one was injured and a fire report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 62,065. Updated 08/01/12*lj


2006 Saturn Ion - 1G8AW15B16Z- Cincinnati , OH: June 19th, 2012
The contact owns a 2006 saturn ion. The contact stated that the power steering assist failed while driving 65 mph. The contact had to shift into neutral, turn off and restart the vehicle for the power steering assist to reset. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 97,600 and the current mileage 97,984.


2006 Saturn Ion - 1G8AK55FX6Z- Hartville, OH: June 19th, 2012
The key became stuck in the ignition and would not turn off. It was repaired by a gm dealer and has happened again twice since that time. *js


2006 Saturn Vue - 5GZCZ23D26S- Wimberley, TX: June 19th, 2012
The airbag light on the driver's side came on when driving at a speed of approximately 50 mph. It stayed on after driving about 15 miles then went off, and then came back on again and stayed on for several more miles. This was the first incident. Now, each time that i drive the car, the airbag light comes on and stays on longer. It seems to go off when i hit a bump and/or turn the wheel, but then comes back on again. I checked into having it fixed, and it could cost as much as $1200 to fix it. I was told the original system that was installed is faulty and that many saturn vue's 2006 have this same exact problem. I contacted saturn and they said that since there has not been a recall, they won't cover the cost to install a new one. This is definitely a safety issue, when the driver's airbag is not working! Since there have been so many complaints about the airbag systems in the saturn vue, why hasn't saturn issued a recall? Aren't our airbags supposed to last for the life the car or until there is a crash making it deploy? Right now if i am in a crash, my airbag won't deploy and the reason it won't deploy is that the original system is faulty. *js


2009 Saturn Outlook - 5GZEV13D39J- Stroudsburg, PA: June 7th, 2012
Left headlight not working. Purchased replacement bulb but when old bulb was removed from harness i discovered that the harness connector is melted at the bulb to harness junction. *js


2004 Saturn Ion - 1G8AY12P34Z- Waldorf, MD: June 6th, 2012
The contact owns a 2004 saturn ion. The contact stated the vehicle intermittently would not start. On numerous occasions, the contact would have to push the vehicle until it started. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 107,000.


2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid - 3GSCL93Z78S- Pittsburgh, PA: June 4th, 2012
The contact owns a 2008 saturn vue hybrid. While driving approximately 10 mph a vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The contact had back pain but did not seek medical attention. The vehicle was taken to an auto shop for repair. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt did not properly restrain him. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and had an inspector come out to inspect the vehicle. The inspector stated that the front driver side seat belt assembly would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.


2007 Saturn Aura - 1G8ZV57747F- Grosse Ile, MI: May 31st, 2012
Entering highway and lost gear - got 2nd back to be able to drive off the highway. Stopped for a train: could not reverse. Lost gear: no forward or backwards on a two line bridge. Towed to a shop: transmission control module malfunction. Able to get to a dealer: nobody wanted to hear what happened - nobody able to tell when car would be even checked for problems. That was a serious safety issue: what if the vehicle stalled in a middle of a intersection instead of on a slow moving bridge. Dealer was not interested in hearing what i found about transmission issues and nhtsa investigation regarding 2007 auras.