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2003 Saturn ION Repair Histories

60 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Saturn ION. 22 of these members (36.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 87 repairs to 2003 Saturn IONs--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 87 repairs.

2003 Saturn ION repair cost distribution

Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Saturn ION

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Saturn in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
64000 mi US $150 Front Sway Bar Links 

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2003 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ION in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2013
107000 mi   Suspension Noise most likely sway bar bushing and end links. 
142000 US $70 Changed drivers side CV Joint due to bad popping. Problem is solved. Also replaced control arm bushings. 
150700   Manual transmission internal transmission burned up due to slight transmission leak. Driver side wheel bearing was replaced because noise/vibration/and too much free-play. 
157300   Replaced clunking Drivers side CV axle. Replaced Wheel bearing due to noise. 
Saturn ION in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
109000 mi US $740 original FW bearings replaced 
110000   Passlock problem, dealer offered free repair upon $50 deductible = rejected.  Other repair the same day original FW bearings replaced !!760$(tax incl). 
Saturn ION in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2010 - Aug 2010
68200 mi C $450 Brake pads, rotors replaced. Also, cabin, engine and gas filters. Oil change. Stabilizer link replaced. 

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2003 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ION in Arizona, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
51500 mi US $500 Front wheel hub bearings each had to be replaced, which I did myself for parts cost. I also replaced brake pads, rotors were OK so I left them alone. 
55000   AC would not blow cold air. Replaced blower fan, was not the problem. Replaced AC control head, ($45), problem remedied. 
65000   Ignition switch replaced, starter is in bad shape and will require replacement soon 
Saturn ION in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2010
58000 mi US $300 Door panel was loose at the bottom of the door frame 
64000   REPLACED FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS 
Saturn ION in Colorado, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2009
64000 mi US $650 Calipers, Pads, Turn the Rotors, New Brake Fluid 
70500   Ignition Switch, covered by extended warranty 
78300   Oxygen Sensor and Oil Change 
92000   Struts needed to be replaced. Replaced radiator hoses. 
94000   Transmission was building up pressure and forcing the car to "bang loudly" when downshifting... Dealer replaced fluid and reflashed transmission. After a week problem still occured. Dealer suggested replacing valve body or rebuilding the trans.  
Saturn ION in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
90000 mi US $150 needed new ignition switch, fixed by owner, needed cleaning. 

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2003 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 CVT FWD

Saturn ION in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2010
107000 mi US $374 I replaced the front struts and rear shocks due to the banging on the floor board caused by the traction bar. 
118000   Very high rpm at times, put it in neutral and sometimes shut it off to stabilize. Check engine light a couple of times, code pointed to the throttle advance sensor. Twice bought sensor and found it didn't fit engine. Not fixed when totaled. 

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2003 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ION in Delaware, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
118000 mi US $85 Engine had slight chatter to it. Valves were cleaned and one spark plug replaced. 
127000   Driver's side door lock fell into the door. Charge approx, had other routine maint. done at same time. Roughly 1/2 to 3/4 hour labor. 
160000   Windshield Wiper motor/transmission on Driver's Side broke in half. Not the linkage, the motor. Replaced with a used part ($120) and another $120 was for labor. 
165000   Driver's door jam switch replaced. Self repair. 15 minutes and a $5 part. 
169000   Alternator replaced. 

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