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2009 Saturn Outlook Repair Histories

26 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Saturn Outlook. 15 of these members (57.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 51 repairs to 2009 Saturn Outlooks--an average of 2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 51 repairs.

2009 Saturn Outlook repair cost distribution

Chart based on 5 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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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2011
27280 mi   Drivers side door pillar speaker grille rattle/noise and door trim rattle repaired. Adjustments made by technician to correct the rattle/noises. 
Saturn Outlook in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2014
34000 mi   Had a few things repaired they are as follows: Both front seats had bumpy forward and reverse travel: Dealer replaced Lift-gate would not stay up on it's own: dealer replaced both lift-gate struts  We have had to jump start our Outlook any time it has sat for 3 or more days without driving: dealer load tested and found batter bad - replaced battery. 
60000 US $300 Power Steering pump failed Friday evening 8 Mar. Power steering pump is being replaced. Misfire on Cylinder #3. Engine was stuttering a little at highway speeds 55-60 going uphill under load. When hooked up to scan tool, bargraph tool found cylinder #3 misfiring, but not enough times to trip a fault code.Coil pack & Plug bad 
61000   Misfire on a different cylinder. Personally replaced remaining spark plugs. Cylinder 3 was replaced last visit due to misfire. Just finished the replacement 45 days later. 
65000   Heater hose engine block fittings cracked, leaking.  Also timing chain cover had an oil leak. 
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2014
8000 mi   Bumpy forward and backward travel on the power driver's seat. New tracks ordered. Replaced defective tracks for forward/backward travel on driver's power seat 
13000   Clunk in steering and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. Dealer claims problem in rack, but no fix available. 
17000   Clunk in steering. Can feel in steering wheel and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. There is a TSB #10-02-32-001: Clunk or Knock Noise When Turning (Replace Steering Gear Bushing) - (Apr 14, 2010) But dealer replaced entire rack due to a... 
18300   Clunk in steering. Can feel in steering wheel and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. Dealer replaced part of steering column. 
24000   Wiring harness on passenger side replaced after 3 lamps have failed in 19 months of ownership. 
30000   Rattle in center console of dash. Replaced center storage lid. 
36000   Driver's side headlamp would go out intermittently. 
38000 US $330 Cylinder was misfiring. Replaced spark plug and coil on cylinder 5. 
42300   Cylinder was misfiring. Replaced spark plug and coil on cylinder 3. 
66000   replaced coils and spark plugs on 3 cylinders 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
15000 mi   Steering knocking sound when moved right to left on start up in morning when temperature is below 55 degrees or less. Goes away after being driven for a mile or so 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2014
2000 mi   Have lift in garage. In looking underneath vehicle noticed ALL the support rods for the exhaust system coated in rust. The exhaust itself (stainless) pretty rust free except the seam around both resonators (have the dual exhaust version). 
3000   In dash navigation screen would black out. Dealer ordered upgraded software for the nav system. Returned to dealer within 5 days and nav system software upgraded (roughly 30 minutes). Dead battery (in my garage). Jumped it and drove to my dealer (excellent dealer [Saturn of Lakeside]). TSB #09-06-03-002E: EI09060 reprogrammed the Instrument Panel Cluster (corrected too large of a drain on the battery). Replaced battery as well 
10000   The driver's side height adjustable plastic housing for the safety belt. The belt, over time, cut into the plastic housing. There was a running design change for the '09s and mine had it, but because it was set for my wife (low), I wore it out. 
15000   Incurred a "no start" Memorial weekend. Had no power to start. All the vehicle would do is click once. This "no start" happened to me back in December of '09 also. Dealer reprogrammed the instrument panel cluster. 
19000   This no-start could not be duplicated (kept overnight and a loaner was provided). Service Manager @ Lakeside Saturn in Macomb, MI determined if this should happen again to flat bed it in as codes were cleared when I jump started her. 
36700   My Saturn came equipped with power, heated and auto dimming outside mirrors. The passenger mirror pivoting point apparently was wearing as the mirror head could rock forward and backward. The dealer confirmed and replaced w/new mirror. 
52000 US $115 Complete steering rack was replaced under my purchased entended bumper to bumper warranty. I had a deductible of $100.00 plus I paid for a routine oil and filter change of $14.97 (I supply the Pennzoil Platinum oil). 
57000   Factory Nav radio had to be replaced. Attempt to watch a DVD was followed by the display "DISC ERROR". Factory overhead DVD is just a display. Tech identified radio as bad. Replaced radio under extended warranty. 
65000   Water Pump failed (was leaking antifreeze on the garage floor). Car never overheated. A check with Moran Chevrolet in Clinton Township, MI showed GM issued a policy #13091 on water pumps for my Saturn extending the life to 10 years/120K 

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2014
18000 mi   Check Engine light, deminished functions such as Remote Start disabled and deminished power, code for valve timing. Related to Factory Recall for "Oil life" monitor. Re-programed to shorter cycle to prevent premature timing chain wear. 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
US $1 30 amp heated seats fuse was blown at time of delivery. I replaced myself for 99 cents from Auto Zone. It was the new micro size fuse and dealer didn't have any in stock. Dealer price for same fuse was $8.50 .... I don't think so. 
18000 mi   One problem this vehicle has (like the 2007 I used to have) is that it will lock the doors without warning. You can be in the vehicle, be walking away with keys in your purse or, have the keys in your purse sitting on the passenger seat. Called Onstar. 

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013
23000 mi US $89 RR brake dragging and getting hot. Dealer said it was dirt and rust keeping pads from retracting. I said it was an oversized pad with no tolerance for normal dirt and rust. Dealer said I had to pay since they could not get claim warranty 
25000   lost ability to run front windshield wipers. the smart switch was shorted internally and was replaced. 
34000   fron brake pads worn and replaced along with rotors 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
37000 mi   warranty work on passenger side front headlight, replaced assembly, didn't light up 

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
8060 mi   Transmission slips and engine revs up and then down again occasionally on 1-2 upshift only. The dealer re-programmed the transmission computer. I noticed the problem a few more times, then it went away. Chrome ferrule just below transmission shift lever knob slipped down, exposing wiring. Dealer glued back up in place. Automatic climate control does not switch automatically from heating to air conditioning when vehicle interior heats up. Air conditioning works only when selected manually. 
11780   As reported earlier, engine revs rise momentarily on 1-2 upshift only. 
12400   Noticed rasping noise and increased effort when turning steering wheel. Dealer repaired leak at power steering fluid cooler. 

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