pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
67,100 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. rebuild transmission (1 reports)
  3. replace pcm (1 reports)
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problem #4

May 062015

Outlook XR 3.6L Vvt V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

In April 15 2015 had to take my 2008 Saturn in for new brakes. Had 68000 miles on it and found out I had to get right drive axle shaft, right strut was not working, had a broken motor mount and a 4 wheel alignment. All parts $900. Labor $1100. $2000 Total.

Had car home, 3 days later water pump was leaking. Back to GM repair shop another $575 total. Now $2575. 3 weeks later had to have a new PCM put in transmission $1400. Now a total of $3975 in 1 month.

When the car was under warranty had power steering pump and both head lights replaced. Looked online and found 2007, 2008, 2009 OUTLOOKS, ACADIAS, AND TRAVERSES AND ENCLAVES had all these problems. What's up GM?

The sad news is I worked for GM for 30 yrs. Always bought GM. Hardly any problems with them until now. Word to the wise, look up problem of cars before you buy.

P.S. I guess they are getting my retirement money back slowly.

- carpenterfl., Lakeland, FL, US

problem #3

Sep 152013

Outlook V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,321 miles


- antwanw, Richton Park, IL, US

problem #2

May 112011

Outlook V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

First car wouldn't reverse, was drivable, unsafely. Then car stopped going forward. Towed to certified far away who could fix car immediately. Was ready in 1 week. Has to get a rent a car, expensive...Ridiculous repair for a $500 per month car.

- Gail S., Bay Shore, NY, US

problem #1

May 032011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I have a 2 year old Saturn Outlook. I love the look and roomy feel of the vehicle. Sad to say, we have had one problem after another. The latest is the transmission censor and the cam shaft censor. Even after fixing, I got stuck with my daughter in a busy intersection because the car would not go. It was in drive, and as much as I pressed the gas it would not go. I had to get towed, this was one day after getting it fixed. The check engine light reappeared and the car was useless.

- Denise V., Middletown, CT, US