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2008 Saturn Outlook Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

106 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Saturn Outlook. 36 of these members (34%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 51 suspension and steering repairs to 2008 Saturn Outlooks--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Saturn Outlook problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Saturn Outlook problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Saturn Outlook repairs by problem area

13% of the 2008 Saturn Outlook repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 238 repairs.

2008 Saturn Outlook suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Saturn Outlook suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 31% cost less than $100, 62% between $100 and $499, and 8% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Saturn Outlook Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
5580 0 Clicking noise from steering column. Needs column to be replaced. Parts on order. 
6200 0 New steering column ordered from US arrived and was fitted by dealer. 
6820 0 Recurrence of the clicking sound from steering column when turning. Not confident that it won't return again. Squeaking suspension strut (car was sounding like a ten year old taxi with 750,000km on the clock). Shop couldn't reproduce the problem (naturally). Probably some ice stuck in it that melted when it sat in the shop for repair of the steering noise. 
16120 0 Loose rods in the steering made knocking noise. Rods re-aligned and tightened. 
18600 0 Recurrence of noise from steering column when turning at slow speeds. Same as Problem 1 Trip 1 but this time the parts ordered had arrived and were installed. 
19220 0 Awful squeaking from rear left suspension strut. Sounded like an old taxi. Now quiet thankfully. 
29140 0 Recurrence of noisy steering pump. Told it needed replacing, so it was done! Bit worrying for a car less than three years old. 
 

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 0    
32000 600 Very loud "groaning" sound while driving. Two occasions lasting for ~10 sec. Traced to air in power steering line. Flushed and refilled line. 
54000  
Saturn Outlook in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 2000    
14300 0 Power Steering fluid cooler leaking. 
 
Saturn Outlook in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
15000 0 Slight clunk/rattle in front end at low speed. Dealer tightened a couple of bolts. 
 

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
17000 0 Mechanic said he heard "popping" when wheel turned. Ordered parts. 
85000  
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 12000    
13000 0 p/steering pump noise drivers seat lumbar steering column clunk brake pedal squeak rear hatch trim replacement 
31000 0 Power Steering Cooler was leaking. 
62000 0 Replaced front stab. bar links 
107000 300 replaced power steering pump and R/Front strut asm. 
114000  
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
19220 0 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. 
20460 0 Driver's side rear shock replaced - leaking oil. 
37820 0 Tie rods worn out, replaced.  
87420 600 Power steering oil cooler leaking - cooler was replaced. 
85560  

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

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

Saturn Outlook in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 5000    
24000 0 Clicking noise heard upon turning steering wheel and hitting bumps. Steering column and upper strut mounts replaced. Noises are no longer heard. 
30000 0 Noticed whine in power steering pump. Power steering fluid was low, no leaks found. 
38000 0 Grinding noise while turning, dealer replaced steering gear and tie rods. TSB. 
 
Saturn Outlook in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 5000    
10000 0 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. 
 
Saturn Outlook in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 3000    
34300 0 Took to Chevy dealer (Saturn dealer closed) for a clunking noise in the steering rack observed only when cold. Dealer says that GM is developing a TSB to repair, and that it's not a safety issue. Dealer will call back when GM provides the TSB. 
47000 1175 Clunk in the steering when cold. Dealer replaced steering rack at no charge under Saturn extended warranty.  
51000 175 Shaking and excessive bouncing noticed when going over bumps or at highway speed. Found that the right rear shock absorber was leaking fluid. Part not covered under extended warranty so I purchased and replaced both rear shocks myself.  
 

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