definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,333 miles

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problem #3

Sep 131997


  • 133,000 miles
On 13sep2008, at approximately 1400hrs I was operating my 1997 Saturn SL2 (manual) at low speed in my driveway; when the vehicle failed to engage in gear. Upon further investigation, I discovered that my shifting cable linkage had become disengaged (specifically the shifting rod and the plastic ball-joint cover). After attempting to locate the part via local auto part merchants I contacted a local Saturn dealership. I spoke to a member of the service department who informed me that the disengagement of the shifting rod assembly, and concurrent damage to the plastic ball-joint cover was a common problem. When asked how much it was to buy the plastic ball-joint cover the service employee informed me it would cost $195; because one has to buy the entire assembly and not just the plastic ball-joint cover. At this time the vehicle has yet to be repaired.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 132001


  • miles
Torque axis mount replaced by dealer.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The design of the vehicle has raised rear structure causing poor visibilty through back window.

- Burbank, CA, USA