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1999 Saturn S-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 87 repairs.

1999 Saturn S-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 26 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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1999 Saturn S-Series

Engine not specified

Saturn in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

138260 mi

C $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
May 2009 - Jul 2009
Jun 2009

110360 mi
intake gasket,timing belt. possible repairs, module,coil, knock sensor, 
Jul 2009

110360 mi

C $100
Transmission replaced. 
Saturn in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2013
May 2009

148000 mi
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. 
Apr 2011

148000 mi

US $500
line pressure solenoid valve had low resistance. Harsh shifts. Replaced with new solnoid valve. 
Jun 2011

148000 mi

US $20
Instrument panel fuse panel melted at 30 amp input wire. Replaced panel 
Mar 2013

140000 mi
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
Jun 2009 - Jun 2014
Dec 2009

130820 mi

C $50
Leaky radiator replaced 
Nov 2011

139060 mi

C $300
Replaced radiator 
Mar 2013

155620 mi

C $50
Flex pipe on the exhaust needed to be replaced 
Saturn in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2010
Jan 2010

177000 mi

US $20
Bushing that holds shift lever to shift cable end broke. Ordered and installed aftermarket part. 
Jun 2010

184000 mi
Windshield washers not spraying. Removed and cleaned out nozzles then replaced. Problem fixed. 
Saturn in Georgia, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2012
Sep 2009

140000 mi

US $24
Bad O2 sensor Bad Engine coolant temperature sensor 
Dec 2009

142000 mi

US $140
Replaced intermittently working starter. 
Mar 2011

168000 mi

US $110
Tie rod end needed replacement before alignment could be done when getting new tires. 
Apr 2011

169700 mi

US $100
When replacing rotors and pads, calipers also had to be replaced. 
Jan 2012

189700 mi

US $50
Driver side window crank mechanism broke. 
Jul 2012

200300 mi

US $150
Radiator had a crack in it and was replaced. Thermostat was also replaced. 

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1999 Saturn S-Series 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2009
Apr 2009

44000 mi
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
Feb 2009 - Aug 2012
Jul 2009

108000 mi

US $608
Universal belt tensioner assembly was rattling and worn. Also replaced belt. 
Jan 2011

132000 mi

US $303
Water pump replaced 
Aug 2012

145000 mi
Engine seized. Car donated to Habitat for Humanity. 
Saturn in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2014
Mar 2009

29000 mi

US $3
Winshield wiper banging and became loose and out of since hitting other wiper. 
Mar 2010

41000 mi

US $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. 
Oct 2011

59000 mi

US $38
muffler bracket rusted and broke and was replaced 
Nov 2013

78000 mi

US $4
Throttle plate was sticking causing the gas pedal to do the same. 

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1999 Saturn S-Series

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Saturn in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

117180 mi

C $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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1999 Saturn S-Series Repair Histories

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