hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,667 miles

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problem #3

Dec 032018


  • 134,000 miles
In 2016, I purchased a 2009 Saturn Outlook from a dealer, with 90,000 miles on it. Two months later, "transmission overheating, let engine idle" indicator came on, and the Saturn shut itself down as I drove down I-35! mechanic said they couldn't find anything wrong. They reset my codes, and all seemed okay. This happened a few more times, but know one could tell me what was wrong other that bank 1 low. For the most part it drove without problems. Regular service maintenance, and oil changes consistent with the manual. I rarely drove it after the second year of owning it. On way home to Oregon (purchased Outlook in Iowa), I continuously lost power going up the passes. Semi trucks were passing me, as if I were sitting still. With new air-filter system, maf sensor, coils, boots, and spark plugs installed I continued at a snail pace all the way to Oregon. A two day trip took me seven days. Nobody could tell me what was wrong other than the bank 1 low, O2 sensor, which I replaced those as well. I get home and seven months later, I almost get hit by a school bus, because my Saturn stalled in the middle of the intersection. Three light changes later, I make it across the street to the college. It shuddered all the way, till I parked it, where I had to wait to be towed three blocks to home. I paid over $15,000 for a vehicle that lasted me under 50,000 miles. It is paid in full, and is now dead. Still no clue as why. Codes show bank 1 and 2 low " but why will it not start? why did my battery die" I could not have taken better care of my baby, if I tried! please, help me fix her. There is no reason for this vehicle to be out of commission, yet it is at 134,000 miles. GM, please fix this. This was faulty at 90,500 miles. I have always taken great care of every car I have ever owned. It got worse after I took it to a Chevy dealer in Missouri! catalytic bank 1 and 2.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #2

Jul 212018


  • miles
Takata recall, to start I have had many issues with this vehicle including having to replace my transmission. Also my vehicle does not immediately start after filling up the gas tank, not when I had been empty just filling it up in general I have to try starting it a few times before it takes. My most recent and worrisome complaint is that the front blower motor has stopped a few times and today when pulling it out it was filled with water. I have children and cannot feel safe with them in such a poor quality vehicle. I know this model has been discontinued and I can see why. There are so many issues that are known about these vehicles and nothing has been done to protect the customer, recall these vehicles, they are dangerous.

- Florence, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 192012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
I brought a Saturn Outlook in 2009 and had numerous issues similar to what has been detailed in this website. - both headlights failed to work - one covered under warranty & cost of second one reimbursed by GM under the recall - starter failed - covered under warranty - failed water pump at 73K - I paid for replacement - steering gear and pump replacement because the steering locks up at low speed @ 78K my third vehicle but first GM and the experience with Saturn/GM have been frustrating. I see others have experienced similar failure on this mode. Documenting these vehicles for future use or possible help from GM or dot.

- Plano, TX, USA