really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,995 miles

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problem #115

Jul 272020


  • 145,000 miles
The vehicles automatic transmission was not shifting appropriately with fluctuating changes of speeds, then the car would not maintain a safe speed to exit the freeway. After parking I called a tow truck and had it delivered to the closest dealer where they had put in a rebuilt transmission when the vehicle had 90,223 miles back in 2013. Now, less than 50,000 miles later the dealership is telling me the vehicle needs another transmission at the cost of $5,500. If a vehicle only gets 50,000 miles out of a transmission somethings not right! I have my receipts from the first transmission that clearly indicate the mileage.

- Oakhusrt, CA, USA

problem #114

Mar 092019


  • 201,000 miles
Receiving message on dash display: Engine power reduced, service stabilitrak, service traction control. Notice a sever drop in engine power and will practically not move if put in gear. Typically noticed when starting vehicle and pulling away. Can turn vehicle off for several minutes and issue is not experienced. (until the next time) there is no typical combination of events that happen before issue occurs, random. Have checked forums online and seems to be a common problem with this and other similar vehicles from GM (Outlook, acadia, enclave, traverse)

- Fountain Inn, SC, USA

problem #113

Jul 052018


  • 138,000 miles
Transmission hot idle engine

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #112

Nov 122017


  • 130,000 miles
My transmission died in 2012 had put another transmission. Sitting in 2018 I need another transmission why can't they fix this problem. It's doesn't go above 10mph as I was driving also the roof leaks and car takes on water could cause a fire if you look online these are the 2 major complaints of this vehicle.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #111

Jan 012017


  • miles
Dlr lights went out, poor gas millage, transmission shifts are not like a regular transmission the gears are staying to long before shifting.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #110

Feb 252018


  • miles
While driving the vehicle, it loses power and the vehicle will not shift out of gear. Then, the car does not allow you to drive faster than 40 mph.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #109

Feb 222018


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Outlook. While driving approximately 40 mph, the traction control indicator flashed. Also, the air conditioning blew out smoke and the transmission jerked. The vehicle was driven home. The contact stated that the failures occurred for approximately one a half months. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #108

Nov 292012


  • miles
My 07 Saturn Outlook has 2 major issues the wave plate broke in the transmission code P0776 and didn't run. I had to wait over 7 months to save since I had a car payment to have it rebuilt. It should be a recall since there are so many in my position miles were 80,674 and now my roof leaks should be a recall it is messing up my electrical could cause a fire in the vehicle that I used to take my kids in so I have to drive around with towels on my seat as my car rains on my head in side when it is raining outside

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #107

Sep 112016


  • 165,000 miles
I was driving my new 2007 Saturn Outlook, and going to pick-up my children, on a highway, it wouldn't go into 2nd gear. Also, it was making a clunking/grinding noise. Luckily no one was behind me because I couldn't drive the speed limit as required by law. I feel as if it put my life as well as my children's life in danger. This isn't all, my RPM meter was going all over the place. Then my check engine light came on, and of course I had to take it to see what codes it pulls up. My certified mechanic reviewed and tested the transmission control module which is bad. Yes, this could've been worse but GM has put more than myself in danger but also anyone who's driving these vehicles and they either won't go or just shut off.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #106

Apr 182016


  • miles
Transmission control module tcm is bad

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #105

Sep 292015


  • 148,000 miles
Please issue recall for the wave plate. I was almost rear ended today because my vehicle would not get up to speed. This is going to cause an accident. I will not buy another GM vehicle. Wave plate is known to be faulty in Saturn Outlook, Chevy traverse, and GMC acadia. This causes transmission not to shift properly and rev at 4K rpms. Transmission solonoid 1 gets stuck open per code please inform when recall is issued. This happens periodically whether stopped or in motion. This has happened 20+ times since September 2015.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #104

Apr 252015


  • miles
Tve pps modul is not working properly. Power train is working wear when in desacelerating.

- Garden City, ID, USA

problem #103

Jan 302015


  • 172,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Outlook. During low climate weather, the ignition was turned to the on position and all of the warning indicators illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was shifted into drive, but failed to move. While driving at various speeds, all of the warning indicators illuminated and the engine stalled. While driving during low temperatures, the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle accelerated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was oil in the engine air flow. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 172,000.

- Ducktown, TN, USA

problem #102

Sep 032015


  • 130,000 miles
Transmission took a while to engage into 2nd gear. When in first gear, you can hear the transmission making a distinct sound. Sounds like a whinny noise, as it was struggling to get into 2nd gear. I noticed this sound when stopped at a traffic light and the light turned green. As I began to accelerate, I noticed the vehicle was having a tough time getting out of 1st gear. This is the second issue with the transmission in 22 months. Back in November of 2013, I had the wav plate replaced at a cost of $2,600. The dealership now is telling me I need a whole new transmission at a cost of $4,000. GM did reimburse me for my first transmission issue, but without a reimbursement, I would be looking at spending nearly $6,600 over the course of 22 months for transmission-related issues. No reasonable person would expect to pay that much money in such short of a time period for (2) separate, transmission related issues.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #101

Aug 212015


  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Outlook. While driving approximately 35 mph and attempting to merge onto a highway, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The stability control and the brake system warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic who stated that the trans control module was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.

- Yorkville, IL, USA

problem #100

Jul 232014


  • 75,648 miles
I stopped and parked at macdonald. To grap a coffee. After ireturned, vehicle would not start. I towed vehicle to king Buick GM llc, GM authorized dealership in gaithersburg, Maryland 20882. Dealer concluded that timing chain is intact and some metal parts broke. He recommended to rplace the engine at a cost of $7700. GM had additional protection for timing chain issues for Saturn Outlook xr 2007 model up to 10years from the vehicle placed in service or 120,000 miles. My vehicle had only 75654 miles and eight years in service. GM dealership declined to honor the GM warranty. I took my vehicle to another mechanic, he opened the engine and saw timing chain was in-fact broke and it caused for vehicle to lost compression. I paid $4700 for the repairs. I am filing a reimbursement claim with

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #99

Mar 092012


  • 130,000 miles
Transmission failed, was rebuilt, failed again and rebuilt again. It has now failed a 3rd time. A 'service' bulletin was issued - but only to 120K miles or 10 years. My vehicle was 10K over the 120K but still within the 10 year. Saturn refuses to make the product right. Searching the internet is full of the same complaint at various stages. The vehicle has a faulty transmission - and should be replaced. Just because I drive miles, I am being penalized and stuck with a faulty product. My car has been dealer maintained since I purchased it new in Nov 2007. Please help Saturn owners that purchase a vehicle in good faith that it will work. We need transmissions replaced for our cars.

- Du Quoin, IL, USA

problem #98

Mar 302015

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
Issues with the 2007 Saturn Outlook include ongoing electrical issues (lights intermittent functioning, stabilitrack, traction control and ABS lights on intermittently, remote start doesn't work, power lift gate opens on it's own, lift gate switch failed internally), air intake filled with oil and water mix, water under fuel induction service, intermittently the stabilitrack will turn off, message saying 'engine power reduced', car shakes, no power and requires coasting to side of road. (this particular issue is temporarily addressed by turning the car off, removing the keys, opening the door, waiting five minutes. Then the car starts but check engine light remains on.) required new throttle body, replacing struts, sway bar link, shot and/or strut assembly. Rack and pinion, tie rods needed to be replaced. Most recently having difficulties with hard shifting, cel and traction control lights on, intake boot full of oil, vehicle will not shift out of 1st gear until 4000rmp's and does the same thing on highway in 2nd gear.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #97

Apr 062015


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Outlook. The contact stated that the clutch wave plate malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the technician diagnosed that the shift cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Climax, MI, USA

problem #96

Jan 192015


  • 122,000 miles
The vehicle would not shift leaving me stranded - during a Chicago snow storm. I'm being told that it's the transmission again - only now the power tran warranty has expired.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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