Car has rough idle. Dealer says it isnt on all models but it wont hurt anything. It idles like a Harley.
Check engine light. Cleared it.
check engine light on - replaced cam shaft senser, cam shaft actuater, turned out to be cam shaft senser rubbing against engine block and shorting out
Had to replace waterpump
muffler detached from manifold.
Car overheated due to being low on coolant. Repair shop pressure tested system and could not find a leak. They refilled coolant and problem did not return for about a month. Dealer replace water pump under the Powertrain Warranty.
Leaking oil due to a seal.
Check Engine Light diagnosis of Catalytic Converter Failure. New part ordered (80,000 mile warranty on the part). Excessive Carbon Buildup in fuel injector assembly. Part Cleaned. Catalytic Converter replaced under warranty, but Oxygen sensor damaged during the repair.
CEL Lit: Fault Code P0442, Evap System Small Leak.
Replaced Gas Cap before taking to dealer: CEL still on
Dealer found Evap Canister Vent Valve stuck open.
Fix was to replace the valve. Part=$30, Labor=$280
Also turned front Rotors ($120)
TCS light back on so had to replace cylinder head. Day after catalytic converter went bad.
Engine service light would not reset. Software update did not solve. Timing chains stretched, all replaced. Chain guides replaced as well, slight wear.
Replaced bank one rear convertor. Replaced worn timing chains per bulletin 07-06-01-014.
J0820 Camshaft timing chain replacement.
needed new rings and valves
Transmission Module Re-Programming
Chip set for transmission was retimed
Sales dept notes service engine soon light is on. Read codes P0060, P0056, Replaced O2 sensor and bank 1 sensor 2.
Battery will not hold a charge, replaced battery.
Computers and sensors - engine, transmission, and drivetrain, repair
timing chain stretch causing the car to throw code p0017
The transmission shifted hard at low speeds. The dealership reprogrammed the transmission control module (TCM) and now the transmission works just fine.
Replaced oxygen sensor bank 2. Light is still on, probably another sensor.
Needed injectors cleaned
Stretched timing chains (2)
Spark plugs, cooling fan and coolant replaced
Emission leak caused by faulty fuel cap.
Water pump leak.
CEL on. Diagnosed as vacuum problem in fuel system. Fuel pump above tank had to be replaced. Done under 5/100000 warranty by GM dealer (Steve Moore Chev - Charlotte, NC).
Service traction light came on a couple of times. Turned out to be a faulty sensor.
"Service traction" light came on again. It was originally "fixed" in April and was fine for a few of months. Problem took 4 days to fix. Picked up the car on a Thursday and problem came back on the following Sunday. Scheduled another appointment.
Gear "hunting" by transmission - fixed with TCM reflash per dealer. Had to specially request this be investigated and mention the availability of a reflash.
Timing chain was stretched and off by 4 teeth. Severe timing delay had occurred and engine was on the brink of being destroyed.
Also had check rough idle... said idle was rough but nothing they could do. it was normal on 3.6 liter engine
Transmission computer software needed upgrade
The passenger seat belt indicator light does not reset to the off position when the passenger leaves the vehicle.
Said sulfer in gas, try to use other brands of gas. Light came on the two more times CAT Converter for emissions ordered
Serious transmission latency issues between gear shifts. At times it will several seconds hunting for the next gear and seems confused. Was told it was normal and not an issue and no TSB was available to reflash TCM.
Another "ServiceTraction" code as well as "Service Engine Soon" light during low speed driving. Engine misses and chugs, hesitates and almost stalls. Runs rough and has no acceleration. Third time, same problem.
4th trip in for Service Traction/Engine light. Engine hesitates, loses power, and then light comes on. This time the engine was pulled and disassembled. The cam shaft and front cylinder head had too much play. Replaced front head, seals, bolts. Recalled.
Water pump and hoses replaced due to failure of water pump seals. Coolant and power steering flush.
Transmission shift delays. reflashed with curent software
Cylinder #2 misfire code causing a check engine light. Engine had a dead miss in cylinder #2. The dealer discovered a crack in the rear cylinder head. Entire cylinder head was replaced with a new complete head from GM.
Car bought back. Recurring problems included erratic idle, strange noises in cold temps on start up, and brake problems.
Transmission control reflashed due to hard shifting under warranty.
ESC module wire grounded (chafed wire located by center console) causing transmission downshift to low gear on highway (yea, that was fun).
Car loosing coolant and running hot. Replaced water pump, car is still slowly loosing coolant and running hot. Took car to a second dealer, could not find problem. Escalated to Saturn Customer Assistance Center, sent me back to the dealer.
Car loosing coolant and running hot. Third dealer replaced head and intake gaskets. Said coolant overflow reservoir was warped. Problem still exists, except there is now an antifreeze odor. Car is at dealer number 4. Problem is 4 months / 10,000 miles old
Cruise control would not set, doors would not lock or unlock automatically, D, I & L all did the same thing, backup lights did not work. Dealer reprogrammed transmission control module. Seems to have fixed problem. New heater core eliminated coolant smell for a month; the smell is back. The temperature still fluctuates when the heater is off. Dealer tells me that some coolant smell is normal and temperature is supposed to fluctuate constantly. Saturn CAC notified.
Car running hot. Dealer could not find problem, but it was easily duplicated on a 1,000 mile road trip. Car back in the shop.
Car overheats and temperature fluctuates. Dealer says car is operating as designed but there may be some air in the system. Says the problem should fix itself. Problem has not gone away in 30,000 miles.
looked in the engine saw the wire to the female connector had a broken wire so I ordered another female adapter for the MAF/IAT sensor, spliced wires.
dealers est. cost $2137.08
my actual cost $12.89 + free shipping from amazon prime.
Oil leak, $800.
3 gaskets replaced Spark plugs and plug wires replaced at time that gaskets were replaced as recommended, $200.
Had a 'rubbing' noise when turning the steering wheel hard. Shop said it was the exhaust rubbing against the heat shield(or something like that).
Had a coolant leak. Dealer replaced water pump and seals. Partially covered under extended warranty
Replace catalytic converter.
Fuel injection system replaced.
The temp gauge began reading higher than normal. I noticed it on a road trip. The next weekend, on another road trip it did the same, but the ambient temp was much cooler. Did not go into red, but over 1/2(normal is just below 1/2 scale)
The temp gauge began reading higher than normal. I noticed it on a road trip. The next weekend, on another road trip it did the same, but the ambient temp was much cooler. Did not go into red, but over 1/2(normal is just below 1/2 scale). T-stat replaced
Water pump was replaced.
cross-over manifold gasket leak
I noticed a chirping noise upon startup. Took vehicle into the dealer. They were able to replicate the problem, but unable to find where the noise was coming from. Have to take it in again.
Shop was trying to determine where chirp noise came from. They changed the serpentine belt, then replaced crank shaft.
Radiator separating at seams. Replaced radiator
Unknown persistent oil leak
Leaking water from a bad crossover pipe or gasket. Dealer wanted 400 dollars for repairs. I did not have repaired. I add water when low.
Reduced eng power, service traction, traction off lights on, repaired body connector. This is 3rd trip to dealer for same problem, the 4th time these lights came on 1st time problem corrected itself. Car ran rough when lights on, onstar said car unsafe.
replaced intake gaskets because of oil leak replaced coolant bypass gaskets-no heat when engine was at idle or at stop lights.
loose rocker arm. torqued rocker arm and cleared error codes.
Coolant tank was cracked and needed to be replaced, as well as a plastic connector that was completely rotted out and making it impossible to hold coolant.
Still having coolant leaks. A connection broke and a clamp was replaced.
Coolant still leaking. System pressure tested and all clamps were replaced to ensure they were all holding properly. Brought to a different mechanic who did this all free of charge.
Head gasket issues
Was an error code on transmission computer, cleared and the doors would lock/unlock again.
Coolant Temp sensor conked out, pinging temp at -40 so engine was being flooded. Wouldn't start for a while, but eventually got it started and drove to dealer. Dealer fixed within couple hours by replacing sensor under warranty.
Coolant reservoir was dripping fluid at a slow but steady rate, probably due to a very small crack, although I was unable to see it even after removing the tank.
Oil filter adapter gasket leaking.
Coolant was being lost fairly rapidly, accompanied by the sound of fluid flowing and sloshing around while driving. Radiator cap was found to not be maintaining pressure. Replaced radiator cap.
Coolant reservoir inlet gasket cracked and was leaking. Replaced gasket.
Coolant pressure cap was not maintaining pressure, causing coolant to be ejected from the overflow bottle. Pressure tested and found the cap to be defective. Replaced with OEM cap purchased at the dealer. Plastic T-connector in the cooling system cracked during an uphill drive on a hot day, resulting in total loss of coolant. Towed to dealership, replaced T-connector, refilled coolant.
Thermostat needed to be replaced. Check engine light had come on, and something smelled awful.
2 Recalls - One was fixed the other... I sold before I ever heard if the parts came in. Also repaired broken water pump. Did not repair: Catalytic Converter
faulty oil level sensor
faulty sensor replaced, oil level indicator function is now normal
Oil leaks Water pump leaking coolant
coolant leaks near pulley. Not repaired. oil seeping through valve covers and possible other locations. Not repaired.
Coolant leak near pulley oil seeping through valve covers and possible other locations.
Cold start hesitation/stalling almost every day after sitting overnight. Took 3-4 starts before engine would stay running. They reflashed the computer (did not fix the problem). Also returned next day (<5 min) to have tire pressure sensors retrained- flas
Still has Cold Start stalling. They replaced the fuel pump, but problem still occurs. Still has Cold Start stalling. They replaced MAF sensor, not fixed. Tried to blame "bad gas", drained tank, cleaned lines, fuel rail, etc, put "known good" gas in. Problem returned the next 2 days. Back in the shop. Cause still unknown.
Cold start stalling persists before and after this trip to service(have it on video),but not while @dealer.Saturn sent engineer.Service Mgr still claims bad gas despite common sense indicating contrary. Saturn Corp eventually agreed to repurchase vehicle.