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2005 Saturn ION repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (5%)

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2005 Saturn ION suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (47%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

20000 mi noticed a knocking sound when turning. Suspension bushing was bad. Covered under warranty. Now, 6 months later, it is happening again. 
41 mi Just got back from dealer, many repairs done. LF wheel bearing and hub assembly; suspension bushing (for the 3rd time); Intermediate steering shaft, insulator and clamp; concentric slave cylinder; alignment. All covered under extended warranty. Thank 
52000 mi

US $600
Replaced sway bar links and wheel bearing - said wheel bearing was in the worst condition they'd ever seen. 
66500 mi

US $128
Replaced shocks and spring seats 
28700 mi Front control arm bushing fell loose from the control arm. Dealer replaced despite being out of warranty 
73000 mi

US $93
Control Arm Bushing came loose from its mounting. Replaced control arm 
104000 mi

US $75
Stabilizer bar links and bushings replaced due to rattling 
159000 mi

US $300
noise from front suspension, replaced bushings and control arms and stabilizer links 

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2005 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

57660 mi

C $115
Replace Right front Sway bar link 
60440 mi

C $125
Replace front Left Wheel Bearing. 
65000 mi

US $381
Bushing on sway bar went out again after less than 30,000 miles. 1st time was under warranty. 
90000 mi

US $890
replaced shocks and struts 
75500 mi

US $45
Had to replace both stabilizer links, and sway bar bushings. 
70000 mi

US $100
Replaced lower control arm bushings, stabilizer end links and bushings by myself 
70000 mi

US $291
suspension problem 
94000 mi

US $600
Swaybar links replaced on both sides. 
146700 mi

US $150
Excessive noise at front driver side wheel. 
92500 mi

US $580
65000 mi

US $200
Both rear shocks replaced after I noticed one was leaking..car does not bounce so much going over rough roads 
79000 mi

US $262
Replaced both front stabilizer link bars as the y were worn and loose. front end noise going over bumps stopped had both rear shocks replaced as rear end bounced a lot 
81000 mi

US $326
front right wheel bearing was replaced as it was noisy 
93000 mi

US $150
Both rear shocks replaced for Pennsylvania state inspection due to leaks. 
99000 mi

US $600
Replaced both front end Mcpherson struts and coils 
112840 mi

C $500
One front bearing changed. 

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2005 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

80000 mi

US $550
Replaced struts shocks 

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2005 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

36000 mi

US $1100
Clunking noise from front suspension. Shop diagnosed as needing a new steering yoke. 
85000 mi Shocks, Struts, Break Pads and Rotors. 

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2005 Saturn ION Suspension Problems

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