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2009 Saturn Outlook Problems and Repair Histories

26 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Saturn Outlook. 15 of these members (57.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 50 repairs to 2009 Saturn Outlooks--an average of 1.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Saturn Outlook problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Saturn Outlook problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 Saturn Outlook problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 Saturn Outlook repairs by problem area

24% of the 2009 Saturn Outlook repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 32% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 50 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2009 Saturn Outlook problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 10540    
27280 0 Drivers side door pillar speaker grille rattle/noise and door trim rattle repaired. Adjustments made by technician to correct the rattle/noises. 
30380  
Saturn Outlook in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 3000    
35300 0 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 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 55 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 100 Heater hose engine block fittings cracked, leaking.  Also timing chain cover had an oil leak. 
65000  
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 4000    
8000 0 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 0 Clunk in steering and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. Dealer claims problem in rack, but no fix available. 
17000 0 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 0 Clunk in steering. Can feel in steering wheel and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. Dealer replaced part of steering column. 
24000 0 Wiring harness on passenger side replaced after 3 lamps have failed in 19 months of ownership. 
30000 0 Rattle in center console of dash. Replaced center storage lid. 
36000 0 Driver's side headlamp would go out intermittently. 
38000 330 Cylinder was misfiring. Replaced spark plug and coil on cylinder 5. 
42300 395 Cylinder was misfiring. Replaced spark plug and coil on cylinder 3. 
66000 1000 replaced coils and spark plugs on 3 cylinders 
69000  
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 15000    
15000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
2000 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 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 100 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 0 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 
66000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
18000 0 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. 
24000  
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 0    
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 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 21000    
23000 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 0 lost ability to run front windshield wipers. the smart switch was shorted internally and was replaced. 
34000 0 fron brake pads worn and replaced along with rotors 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 0    
37000 0 warranty work on passenger side front headlight, replaced assembly, didn't light up 
42000  

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 0    
8060 0 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 0 As reported earlier, engine revs rise momentarily on 1-2 upshift only. 
12400 0 Noticed rasping noise and increased effort when turning steering wheel. Dealer repaired leak at power steering fluid cooler. 
 

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