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1999 Saturn S-Series Problems and Repair Histories

65 TrueDelta members own a 1999 Saturn S-Series. 29 of these members (44.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 76 repairs to 1999 Saturn S-Series--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 1999 Saturn S-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 1999 Saturn S-Series problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1999 Saturn S-Series repairs by problem area

49% of the 1999 Saturn S-Series repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 76 repairs.

1999 Saturn S-Series repair cost distribution

Of the 1999 Saturn S-Series repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 5% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 32% between $500 and $999, and 14% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 22 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1999 Saturn S-Series

Engine not specified

Saturn in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 135780    
138260 1100 Wheels improperly alligned by saturn dealership, wore tires bald after taking back twice, nothing done. Front driver side bearing went as well.  Rear bearing went.  
 
Saturn in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 110360    
110360 0 intake gasket,timing belt. possible repairs, module,coil, knock sensor, 
110360 100 Transmission replaced. 
Saturn in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 148000    
148000 0 Relay for fuel pump didn't work. switched with heater motor relay, both worked. Since than there has been several times no fuel. wiggle relay, and than car starts. Haven't had time to trouble shoot further. 
148000 500 line pressure solenoid valve had low resistance. Harsh shifts. Replaced with new solnoid valve. 
148000 20 Instrument panel fuse panel melted at 30 amp input wire. Replaced panel 
140000 0 DTC 0404 Cleaned EGR valve and replaced 

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1999 Saturn S-Series 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Saturn in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 125240    
130820 50 Leaky radiator replaced 
139060 300 Replaced radiator 
155620 50 Flex pipe on the exhaust needed to be replaced 
160580  
Saturn in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 160000    
177000 20 Bushing that holds shift lever to shift cable end broke. Ordered and installed aftermarket part. 
184000 0 Windshield washers not spraying. Removed and cleaned out nozzles then replaced. Problem fixed. 
 
Saturn in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 139000    
140000 24 Bad O2 sensor Bad Engine coolant temperature sensor 
142000 140 Replaced intermittently working starter. 
168000 110 Tie rod end needed replacement before alignment could be done when getting new tires. 
169700 100 When replacing rotors and pads, calipers also had to be replaced. 
189700 50 Driver side window crank mechanism broke. 
200300 150 Radiator had a crack in it and was replaced. Thermostat was also replaced. 
205000  

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1999 Saturn S-Series 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 43000    
44000 0 Needed front driver's side wheel bearing and the casing? (all I know was it would have been about $700 to fix) 
Saturn in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 98000    
108000 608 Universal belt tensioner assembly was rattling and worn. Also replaced belt. 
132000 303 Water pump replaced 
145000 0 Engine seized. Car donated to Habitat for Humanity. 
Saturn in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 29000    
29000 3 Winshield wiper banging and became loose and out of since hitting other wiper. 
41000 10 Replaced engine temperature control sensor which was cracked causing engine to run rough when cold engine was idling for over half hour and radiator reservoir was empty and steaming - not sure of problem yet as it has not repeated itself. 
59000 38 muffler bracket rusted and broke and was replaced 
78000 4 Throttle plate was sticking causing the gas pedal to do the same. 
80000  

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1999 Saturn S-Series

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Saturn in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 115940    
117180 350 Key stuck in the ignition when the vehicle was turned off. Dealer replaced the lock cylinder (new ignition) in about hour. Car had to be towed to the dealer. 
 

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