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2007 Saturn ION Problems and Repair Histories

94 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Saturn ION. 46 of these members (48.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 104 repairs to 2007 Saturn IONs--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Saturn ION problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Saturn ION problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Saturn ION problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Saturn ION repairs by problem area

20% of the 2007 Saturn ION repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 32% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 104 repairs.

2007 Saturn ION repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Saturn ION repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 67% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, and 6% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Saturn ION problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Saturn ION

Engine not specified

Saturn in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 1240    
1860 0 Check engine light came on when vehicule clocked over 1000km on January 4th. Was told that it was not a big deal and was given an appointment on February 21nd. I left the vehicule there all day and got it back in the evening. Light came back on three ... 
 
Saturn in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 11160    
13020 0 Loud rattling noise coming from the driver side when traveling over 100km/h. 
 

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2007 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ION in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Fuel gauge sender and fuel pump failed. Was in shop twice for a duration of three weeks for parts to be acquired by dealer. Repaired under new-car warranty. 
9000 60 Right rear brakes were squealing. Were not properly assembled and lubricated during manufacture. 
10000 0 Squeak coming from right front when going over modest bumps on road at 20 mph or greater. 
11000 0 Radio memory selection buttons did not work. Hit the side of the radio fixture with open hand a couple of times and radio memory buttons started working. Intermittent in radio connections, but problem has not re-appeared after more than a week. 
12000 9 Brake pedal was making a squeaking noise when depressed. Used spray lubricant on pedal arm mechanism inside car. Squeak went away and has not returned a week later. 
15000 0 Squeaking noise coming from engine compartment. Only present for about 15 minutes when car cold and first started up.  
23000 0 Left lower control arm was noisy. Defective part was replaced under OEM Warranty. Rear right brakes were very squeaky when brake pedal pushed down. Also when parking brake engaged. Brakes were disassembled and parts were lubricated. 
 

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2007 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ION in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Rear Passenger window regulator loose in track. Replace regulator in track - no charge warranty 
8000 33 Clutch pedal feels like it catches on something at the release when synchronizing. Continues to get worse as time goes by. 
26000 0 Turning the wheel there was some grinding noise. Turns out there were rocks in the Strut Adjuster. I think that is correct. Promblem resolved  
52000 52 Don't have the work order so unable to explain. Emissions and something burned out. Will try to find out and explain 
89000 0 Valve # 3 was replaced - problem was fixed by power train warranty. 
126500 800 needed a new fuel pump - will make another trip to repair fuel gage - not working - faulty pump 
127000  
Saturn ION in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Edges of trunk lid cutting into rear bumper facia - warranty, unfixable 
0 Cruise control switch on steering wheel replaced - warranty 
0 roof appliques rattling - foam padding replaced - warranty 
0 rubber sound padding under dash cracking and falling apart - not resolved yet as of 03/08. 
9000 0 Clutch cruise control (upper) replaced - warranty 
0 OnStar malfunctioning - warranty 
 

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2007 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ION in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 71000    
73000 152 Problem started just before 36,000 mile warranty ended but I did not get it fixed because nearest dlr is 2 hours away. I removed the window motor and replaced it by myself. $152 for the window motor from Saturn. This been the only problem in 73k mi. 
 

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2007 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ION in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 4340    
6200 0 The mechanics saw the problem was imminent during a previous maintenance visit. During this maintenance visit, both control arm bushings were replaced, because they split. This is a common issue on this model. 
12400 0 Both control arm end links replaced. Again. Common issue. 
14900 0 RPMs were not dropping while coasting with the engine not in gear. RPMs remained at ~1500 until full stop. Issue appears to be fixed for now after a computer reflash. 
29140  
Saturn ION in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 9000    
10000 0 the plastic facia flashing under the front had come loose and was flapping below the car 
 

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2007 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ION in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 35000    
67000 168 Warped rotors; needed to be turned/machined. Door seal super slow leak. 
114000 820 Heater core strangely started leaking one day. Very unusual to happen on these cars, which is why the part cost so much (no one carries it in stock, even dealer)! Had it fixed in 1 day; however, it is a 5 hr labor rate. 
157300 740 Replaced front struts and rear shocks. 
182000 1200 Camshaft Position Solenoids and Timing Chain Replacement 
189000  

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2007 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ION in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 35000    
37000 0 Brakes were making noice when driving car for a long time. 
44000 0 the power steering would go out, fixed 
63000 1150 Blew out engine. Replaced engine. 
75000  

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