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2007 Saturn Outlook repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 439 repairs.
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2007 Saturn Outlook engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (12%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (6%)

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.

2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

55000 mi Leaking water pump, took them one day to repair 
64000 mi

US $100
Also had gunked up EGR...cleaned. 
140700 mi

US $200
Throttle body issues caused stalling in cold or wet weather. Seems to be a wiring harness issue at throttle body. 
158700 mi

US $175
Throttle body replacement....intermittent codes and limp mode in cold weather 
83700 mi

US $1300
Fuel system evap solenoid and fuel tank pressure sensor were replaced under NON-warranty repairs. 
73000 mi

US $250
dirty engine/gunk 
77000 mi Engine running rough. I think it's the ECU. Dealer thinks it's lack of oil changes. 
78000 mi

US $250
Timing belt needed replacement 
28000 mi replace water pump 
120000 mi

US $40
Failure of purge valve solenoid that caused a check engine light issue. 
64000 mi Replaced timing belts 
118700 mi

US $160
Emmision. Purge selenoid failure (check engine light on) 
85000 mi The engine was misfiring intermittently which also set off the traction control, stabilitract, and engine service light. The dealership told me that the timing belt and all accessories had to be replaced at a cost of over 2,300 dollars. 
61700 mi Check engine light kept coming on intermittently. Not a problem at all, but disquieting. Also, remote start would not work while light was on. Tried synthetic oil, no help. Replaced timing chain, GM had extended the warranty free. 
59000 mi

US $240
Check Engine Light. Replace canister purge solenoid valve and gas cap. 
49158 mi water pump leaking, replaced water pump with new gasket 
69500 mi

US $320
oxygen sensor needed replacing. 
70000 mi oxygenator failed. 3 of the 4 have failed but they are subject of a GM recall and the cost is covered under the warranty. 
108000 mi Timing chains were replaced under warranty 
37820 mi

C $550
engine timing chain stretches and slips. Known issue with L-series engines; GM has ordered parts and will fix under warranty. 
39060 mi stretched timing chain replaced by dealership mechanics. Vehicle gets much better fuel economy now! 
47700 mi Replaced leaky water pump. 
23000 mi Water pump went bad. Temp guage was reading very high. 
63000 mi Check engine light. Was fuel solenoid problem 
87500 mi

US $1300
Water pump 
26384 mi Updated transmission software 
53000 mi Check engine light led to finding a stuck open intake manifold tuning valve. Valve was replaced. 
82000 mi Purge solenoid replaced 
146000 mi

US $3000
The engine is seeping oil. 
12000 mi Tran update from May 8th bulliten 
21000 mi Water pump went out. Part ordered and it too was defective, second ordered and installed. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

135000 mi

US $2400
Timing chain "stretch" caused engine misfire and other issues. This is a well-known, critical issue with the early model vehicles with this engine. Replaced timing chain and guides. Cost was mostly labor because engine had to be dropped. 
61000 mi Check engine light was on intermittently. OnStar ran a diagnostic, said the timing chains may need to be replaced. Dealership replaced timing chains under powertrain warranty. 
93500 mi Water pump replaced under warranty. Had been losing small amount of coolant for a couple years, and then one day I found a big puddle, at least now I know where it was going. 
95000 mi Check engine light came on directly after an oil change at the dealer. Turned out to be a streatched timing chain, which is a known issue with these engines. GM has extended service up to 10 years or 120K miles on some vehicles for this. 
101000 mi

US $12
Check engine light came on, code reader brought up P0019. Bought a new Purge Canister Valve online for less than $20 and installed it easily myself. Just a couple hose connections and a wire. 
3000 mi New Purchase Transmission update, squeek in center console, replace jack cover in cargo area (kept falling off) 
5000 mi tran update 
9855 mi Upgraded Transmission software 
88000 mi

US $489
Oil leak at timing chain cover Water pump failing 
98000 mi

US $306
Replace Purge Solinoid 
122300 mi

US $600
Replace serpentine drive belt 
136700 mi

US $3000
I had 2 of 3 cat converters replaced. $1900 parts and $950 labor. Replace plugs and wires 
28000 mi Complaint was filed multiple times within 2.5 years concerning stabilink/traction control. FINALLY dealer identified problem. REPLACED TIMING CHAIN. Vehicle seems to run better now than any time since we have owned the vehicle. 
28300 mi Had to drop the engine again and replaced right rear cylinder plus crank shaft actuations. This was 45 days since the timing chain was replaced. 
28700 mi the 2008 reflash of the transmission had never been updated even though the Outlook was in dealer service many many times since then. Seems to have solved some of the hesitation. 
164000 mi

US $950
Moisture in the throttle body kept throwing off Stabilitrak error, causing hard shifts and acceleration issues. After cleaning intake and replacing sensor, no more errors. Multiple times to shop in 3 weeks time. 
188000 mi

US $2400
Timing chain 
100700 mi Replaced the timing chains and related items 
21080 mi Transmission software update to eliminate hunting at 50-70KPH 
20000 mi Lack of or slow to automatically shift to higher speed.  
56700 mi Bad water pump 
61000 mi

US $90
Check engine light came on and car went into "limp mode" which would only allow low speed driving. Dealership could not identify a problem, touched several wires, reset the system, test drove it for a while and then said it was good to go. 
94000 mi

US $194
Check engine light came on. Replaced evap purge valve 
46000 mi Diagnostic time only no repair reqired. 
114000 mi

US $2310
Replaced timing chain and then throttle body after timing chain didn't fix problem. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

42780 mi Timing chains replaced.  
6000 mi Gas gauge drops from 3/8 +/- tank to empty tank reading overnight. Tank level will move higher only after about 20 minutes of driving. 
20000 mi At +/- 40 mph when gas pedal is depressed heavily (lead foot) the car on 4 occasions has not accelerated for several long seconds, neither accelerates or bogs down - just stays at speed then after several long seconds finally kicks in - I consider this .. 
76300 mi DTC codes PO171 & P0174 ended up being oil contaminated Mass Air Flow sensor 
79000 mi Smog system 
91700 mi

US $750
Timing chain. alignment, injector cleaning 
8680 mi When doors were locked using the factory keyfob while one of the doors was still opened, the factory remote start, as well as the key fob, wouldn't work. The dealer ran diagnostics, but found no errors. The problem self-resolved two days before taking i 
11780 mi After 3 days of -30* celcius overnight temps, check engine light came on and gas gauge quit accurately reading. Onstar indicated the problem was with the fuel tank sensor. The gas gauge would sometimes not function at all, other times normally, and ... 
29140 mi

C $891
Follow-up on previous fuel-gauge problem during cold weather. Was informed there is now a TSB. Using a higher ethanol fuel is supposed to prevent the problem from occurring - may be a Canadian specific problem.  
33480 mi Check engine light came on. Timing chain needed to be replaced. Engine had to be dropped to replace it so a/c was recharged and oil replaced as part of the work. Replaced under special GM extended coverage. Water pump started leaking while vehicle in shop for timing chain replacement. Replaced under warranty - dealership wasn't clear what warranty was used. 
36000 mi hesitation when accelerating. replaced all 6 coils.  
45000 mi tranny downshifts abruptly to 1st gear when slamming on brakes and then accelerating at a speed over 35mph 
54000 mi

US $26
Out Christmas shopping and Outlook began to overheat, pulled over and looked under hood to see water pump leaking large amounts of water. Had the vehicle towed to Saturn Dealer in Gainesville. 
163000 mi

US $1500
Engine timing chains replaced, gaskets replaced, water pump, and maintenance services performed per the service bulletin. Husband completed repairs, he is an ASE master certified mechanic. 
48000 mi check engine light on. had codes P2070 intake manifold tuning valve stuck open and P0433 evap system leak. called dealer and said it would not be covered under warranty. fed up with car-traded in over weekend. 
36000 mi

US $200
check engine light came on. cause determined to be a sensor on fuel tank. not in stock, was ordered, Ordered previously, replaced. 
51000 mi

US $339
Computer update. I did not receive TSB Engine overheated, required one gallon of water to top off. Water pump showed signs of leakage. Pump replaced, I payed for system flush, and coolant. 
92300 mi

US $800
Replace Vent Valve, Gas Cap.Throttle Induction Decarb and Fuel Injector Service 
106000 mi

US $650
Evap purge filter stuck open. Replaced sticking intake manifold tuning valve 
40000 mi Timing chain stretched, alerted by OnStar. Replaced on second visit. With first, dealer didn't understand problem. Cam sensor. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

4000 mi Water leak at brake pedal, sluggish acceleration, poor gas mileage, faulty fuel gauge. ECM reprogram to fix accelaration, gas mileage, faulty fuel gauge. Fixed water leak. 
1900 mi Update ECM/TCM Hesitation in shifting. It felt like it was missing a gear going up a hill 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

5000 mi Reflashed engine and transmission computers with new SW. Vehicle shifts and drives smoother. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

6000 mi rough running at idle 
8060 mi Cold weather driving and the vehicle revved at odd times and seemed sluggish. Heat was not adequate. Then the check front right tire pressure message came up. 

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