fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,779 miles

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problem #7

Jun 162007


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Saturn Sl. The contact stated that while traveling at unknown speeds, the key could be removed and the vehicle would continue to operate as normal. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the entire ignition system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 182000

SL 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Had a few months, hot summer and key would not turn in ignition. Manual that came with car said this could happen and if it did to turn the wheel, jiggle the shift, etc. Would not have this trouble except in hot weather. On Oct 29, 2010 I had lock cylinder & keys replaced at my expense by an authorized GM dealership. Now it is doing it again (6/26/2014) with only 44,000 actual miles on it. Only authorized dealership has ever worked on this vehicle. This has happened to my daughter who has a newer Saturn and to a Saturn of my granddaughters. I hate to have to spend another $310 at my expense to fix this known defect.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #5

Jan 042001

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Saturn SL1. The contact stated that the ignition would malfunction. The key would not turn or release out of the ignition. Occasionally, the vehicle would stay on with the key out of the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure persists. The current mileage was 98,000 and failure mileage was 12,000.

- Crescent City, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012006

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that the ignition locked, and the driver wasunable to start the vehicle. The drives hasdto jiggle and shake the ignition area for the key to turn and the car to start. The contact stated once the car started the key could be taken out and it would continue to run. This happened in the last 6 months. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, and was told the ignition switch module needed to be replaced.

- Sophia, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 212004

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition will not always turn out of lock posistion. You have to fight with it to get it to turn.

- Lititz, PA, USA

problem #2

May 062004


  • 24,450 miles
Ignition locks without warning.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 122000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ongoing problem with engine stalling. Vehicle been into dealer shop on three occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Dealer replaced oil pan due to oil pan leak. Glove box fell out due to the lock being broke. Ses light on due to terminal dislodged on 5 volt reference splice pack. Consumer has replaced the ECM due to stalling and found battery cable loose and fixed problem, however vehicle is still stalling.

- Crestline, CA, USA