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2003 Saturn ION Repair Histories

2003 Saturn ION Repair Histories 2003 Saturn ION Repair Histories

62 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Saturn ION. 27 of these members (43.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 107 repairs to 2003 Saturn IONs--an average of 1.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2003 Saturn ION problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2003 Saturn ION repairs by problem area

Chart based on 107 repairs.

2003 Saturn ION repair cost distribution

Chart based on 59 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
Nov 2008 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 2014
Aug 2009   Suspension Noise most likely sway bar bushing and end links. 
Jan 2012 US $70 Changed drivers side CV Joint due to bad popping. Problem is solved. Also replaced control arm bushings. 
Jan 2013   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. 
Aug 2013   Replaced clunking Drivers side CV axle. Replaced Wheel bearing due to noise. 
Jun 2014   Replaced tie rod ends, ball joints, sway bar bushings, end-links. Replaced clogged fuel injector and seals. 
Saturn ION in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008 US $740 original FW bearings replaced 
Dec 2008   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
Mar 2010 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
Feb 2008 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. 
Jun 2008   AC would not blow cold air. Replaced blower fan, was not the problem. Replaced AC control head, ($45), problem remedied. 
Jan 2009   Ignition switch replaced, starter is in bad shape and will require replacement soon 
Saturn ION in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2010
Feb 2009 US $300 Door panel was loose at the bottom of the door frame 
Dec 2009   REPLACED FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS 
Saturn ION in Colorado, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2009
Jun 2007 US $650 Calipers, Pads, Turn the Rotors, New Brake Fluid 
Jan 2008   Ignition Switch, covered by extended warranty 
Jul 2008   Oxygen Sensor and Oil Change 
Jul 2009   Struts needed to be replaced. Replaced radiator hoses. 
Dec 2009   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
May 2009 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
Dec 2009 US $374 I replaced the front struts and rear shocks due to the banging on the floor board caused by the traction bar. 
Sep 2010   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
Jan 2008 US $85 Engine had slight chatter to it. Valves were cleaned and one spark plug replaced. 
Feb 2008   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. 
Mar 2009   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. 
Apr 2009   Driver's door jam switch replaced. Self repair. 15 minutes and a $5 part. 
Jul 2009   Alternator replaced. 

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