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2008 Saturn Outlook repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (8%)

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2008 Saturn Outlook electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 24 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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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9000 mi Needed to have the DVD player replaced as DVD's would not play and would not eject form player until the head cooled off. 
8000 mi Airbag light was on all the time.Driver side sensor had a pinched wire. 
15000 mi Drivers airbag light on. Pinched wire under seat. Second repair to wire. 
32000 mi Airbag light on. New harness installed under recall. 
56000 mi

US $995
Drivers headlight intermittent. Replaced both bulbs. Lower portion of gauges not lighting. Gauge cluster has LED's and is sealed. Needed to replace whole cluster. TPMS not working. Unable to read tire pressures. 
57700 mi

US $40
Replaced headlight harness. Connector started to melt. Motor for folding drivers side mirror stopped working. Replaced entire mirror 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

13000 mi Exterior temperature sensor not working. 
15000 mi Dealer replaced exterior temperature sensor and remounted it in a different location as per TSB. Turn signal switch not working properly. Dealer checked and agreed. Ordered part. 
17000 mi Dealer replaced faulty turn signal switch. 
42000 mi Improperly working blower motor and noise. Dealer replaced blower motor. 
61000 mi

US $90
Had AC checked. Didn't seem cold. Dealer recharged system and added dye. 
85000 mi

US $500
System was low on charge. Leak test dye added. No leak found. 
4000 mi Nav system shows "Map DVD Read Error" 3 out of 5 starts. Service cleaned disc and system worked for service manager so "NOT a problem". System failed upon next start. Will return to dealer in 700mi to combine trips. 
5000 mi Nav system faild, radio/Nav replaced 
14000 mi XM receiver signal dropouts, excessive touch sensitive screen finger pressure required, day/night display switching erratic, radio played music while turned off. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13000 mi Rear air conditioning only blew out hot air. Tech confirmed problem, and ordered a new thermal expansion valve. Repaired rear air conditioning problem - replaced thermal expansion valve. Works OK now. 
1000 mi Turn signal indicator audio clicking noise was louder than it should have been when the vehicle was delivered. The dealer connected the car to the internet and the GM tech center recalibrated the radio which eliminated the issue. 
4000 mi The Check Airbag Warning Light came on. The sensor in the passenger seat was found to be not functioning and was replaced under warranty. 
11000 mi Check Airbag Warning Light came on. Dealer found a loose wire under the front passenger seat and reconnected it. 
17000 mi Headlight needed changing. Was told bumper had to come off in order to replace bulb. Dealer replaced bulb and inside where the bulb goes. 
42000 mi Headlights keep going out. No warranty anymore. Looked online, many have this same issue. Hopefully Saturn issues a recall. 
45000 mi Headlight melted on the inside. At first they told me I would have to pay, but I fought it and they paid and repaired at no charge. 
70000 mi airbag light on and off intermittently. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

2000 mi Nav/OnStar shut down - no electrical power supply. The problem disappeared when the car was restarted. OnStar and dealer fault code scan turned up with no fault codes thrown. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

3000 mi Passenger side, sideview mirror LED light works intermitantly. Dealer indicated entire mirror assembly had to be ordered and painted. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook Electrical Problems

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