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1997 Saturn S-Series Repair Histories

53 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1997 Saturn S-Series. 15 of these members (28.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 37 repairs to 1997 Saturn S-Series--an average of 0.7 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 1997 Saturn S-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 37 repairs.

1997 Saturn S-Series repair cost distribution

Chart based on 8 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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1997 Saturn S-Series

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Saturn in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
148000 mi US $16 Coolant temperature sensor replaced. 
Saturn in Oregon, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
61000 mi US $600 Starter motor replaced. Leaky valve cover gasket -- removed & replaced Driver's window regulator broke; removed & replaced. 
62000   Throttle body was sticking/needed removal, thorough cleaning, and replacement. Rear hatch latch replaced. 
68000   Liftgate latch stuck in open position, would not stay closed. Defective GM design of latch/electronic actuator. 
69000   Water leak from cowl 
Saturn in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
  A/C worked on. 
181000 mi   Catalytic converter replaced. 
188000   Clutch cable worked on. Possibly done wrong the first time it was repaired, by a guy in the neighborhood in February 2009. CV boot replaced. Oil leak, replaced valve cover gaskets. 

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Saturn in New York, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
140000 mi US $78 Brake shoes replaced and adjusted. Replace TAM motor mount, adjust dog bone position 
148000   Replaced worn outer tie rod end. 
149000   Check engine emissions problem corrected by cleaning throttle body. 

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1997 Saturn S-Series 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
329000 mi US $150 Muffler and catalytic converter "pop'd" after the car backfired on an old tank of gas. Replaced with a junkyard factory exhaust off a newer car. 
  Engine burning insane amounts of oil when traded. 
Saturn in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
151000 mi US $70 Brake master cylinder failed, was replaced. Entire ABS system bled and working well. 
Saturn in Idaho, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2009
157000 mi US $98 Replaced idler pulley, belt tensioner, and serpentine belt. Had not been done ever so they were wearing out. TSB # 01-T-07 car would barely start and would run very rough. Seemed to be running very rich. 

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1997 Saturn S-Series 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Saturn in New York, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2009
145000 mi   Blown head gasket was advised not worth repairing considering age and mileage of the car 
Saturn in Georgia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
102000 mi US $100 Replaced Alternator. Had tested at Autozone, and was not putting out full amperage. Installed myself 
110700   Replace radiator, after coolant leak was discovered. Also as maintenance replaced thermostat, and flushed cooling system. 
118000   AC compressor out, bought parts to repair myself, haven't yet installed them. 

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1997 Saturn S-Series 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2010
84000 mi US $350 Had my front brake pads and rotors replaced 
87000   I had a collapsed engine mount and had it replaced. 
89700   replacement of oil pan and drain plug. 

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