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2008 Saturn Outlook Repair Histories

2008 Saturn Outlook Repair Histories 2008 Saturn Outlook Repair Histories

114 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Saturn Outlook. 56 of these members (49.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 304 repairs to 2008 Saturn Outlooks--an average of 2.7 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 2008 Saturn Outlook problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2008 Saturn Outlook repairs by problem area

Chart based on 304 repairs.

2008 Saturn Outlook repair cost distribution

Chart based on 47 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

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008   Wrinkle in leather trim in 2nd row seat Driver side by headrest. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Arizona, United States
Jun 2007 - Apr 2011
Oct 2007   Recall for trans reflash. Dealer could not locate reflash file on computer. Phone inquiry two weeks later got same result. 
Mar 2008   XM receiver signal dropouts, excessive touch sensitive screen finger pressure required, day/night display switching erratic, radio played music while turned off. 
Apr 2008   Sudden transmission failure. Would not shift after stop. Diagnostic result: 'No 3rd gear'. Dealer found internal debris & stuck valves. Repaired per mfgr direction, dealer replaced piece parts (valves, seals, ...). 
Jan 2009   Water leaking into passenger compartment. Repeat of 9/08 problem. Repeat of the water leak problem. 
Jul 2009 US $600 Rear hatchback would not stay open. Would drift partially closed over time. Replaced both side struts. Very loud "groaning" sound while driving. Two occasions lasting for ~10 sec. Traced to air in power steering line. Flushed and refilled line. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2013
Apr 2008   Brought in to dealer for oil change and was told of transmission update that needed to be done. Also, guy drove it and noticed slow pickup on it and suggested update of software. 
Jan 2009   Headlight needed changing. Was told bumper had to come off in order to replace bulb. Dealer replaced bulb and inside where the bulb goes. Mechanic said he heard "popping" when wheel turned. Ordered parts. 
Aug 2010   Left panel in trunk kept coming off.  There are small scratches on the tint on driver side door. They said it is not from the door, so we must have done it. They noted it and I said if I noticed new ones I would be bringing it back for them to repair under warrienty. Sunroof leaking. Repaired and isn't leaking any more. 
Dec 2010   Headlights keep going out. No warranty anymore. Looked online, many have this same issue. Hopefully Saturn issues a recall. 
Mar 2011   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. 
Feb 2012   Car was not shifting internally properly. Would rev up when driving. airbag light on and off intermittently. 
Mar 2013 US $1600 ABS, stability control. Forget specifics. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jun 2015
Apr 2008   "Air Bag" tab on passenger side A pillar would not stay in. Dealer fixed it but also ordered a new handle (not the door handle, the "holy s---" handle on the A pillar. 
May 2008   Console arm rest would squeak when you rested your arm on it. 
Dec 2008   Squeaky break pedal. Service Bulletin already existed - dealer changed brake fluid type. Shock oil leak in rear driver side shock. Complete loss of damping - tire loses contact with road surface over large bumps. Dealer ordered replacement shock. 
Jan 2009   Driver's side rear shock replaced - leaking oil. Airbag tab replaced 
Mar 2010 C $60 Cracked valve stem causing slow leak and low air pressure warning 
Jun 2010   Tie rods worn out, replaced.  AC drainage backing up, draining into passenger side footwell. Shop cleaned drainage hose. 
Dec 2010   Replaced rear hatch struts 
Apr 2011   Sun roof drain hose blockage - repaired as per TSB Left headlight harness faulty - new harness installed 
Jul 2011   Valve stem broken 
Jul 2012   Timing chain / bolts broken. Water pump leak 
Oct 2013   Rust perforation on lip of hood. Affected area was too large to effectively repair - GM replaced entire hood. 
Feb 2014   Power steering oil cooler leaking - cooler was replaced. 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2015
Mar 2008   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. 
Jan 2009   The Check Airbag Warning Light came on. The sensor in the passenger seat was found to be not functioning and was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2010   Check Airbag Warning Light came on. Dealer found a loose wire under the front passenger seat and reconnected it. 
May 2010   The rear liftgate struts failed (were leaking), so the rear liftgate would not stay open. The dealer quickly replaced both liftgate struts. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2011
Jun 2008   p/steering pump noise drivers seat lumbar steering column clunk brake pedal squeak rear hatch trim replacement 
Jul 2008   Updated trans cal. to may 8th flash 
Feb 2009   Power Steering Cooler was leaking. 
Dec 2009   Replaced front stab. bar links 
Jun 2011 US $300 replaced power steering pump and R/Front strut asm. 
Saturn Outlook in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007   Stabilitrac light came on and went out several times. Dealer found camshaft in engine loose. Replaced heads, camshafts and 1 piston. 4 weeks to get parts and repair. 
Nov 2007   During troubleshooting stabilitrac light coming on shop found engien camshaft loose in the head. Replaced camshaft and head. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Iowa, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008   There was a leak in the master cylinder so it was losing brake fluid. The alarm for the stabilitrack system would go off and it would say to have the brakes serviced. They just filled the brake fluid the first 2 times it happened. 3rd time it was fixed. There was a rattle in the vent. They discovered broken parts inside somewhere and had to order parts. It was repaired in June. 
Jun 2008   Rattle repaired. 
Sep 2008   Water leaking in down passenger seat belt and around that area. When turning the steering wheel there is clicking noises. Not sure if it comes from the steering wheel or if it's something in the suspension or somewhere that would be effected when turning. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008   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

Saturn Outlook in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2011
Dec 2007   Passenger side, sideview mirror LED light works intermitantly. Dealer indicated entire mirror assembly had to be ordered and painted. 

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