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2000 Saturn S-Series Problems and Repair Histories

52 TrueDelta members own a 2000 Saturn S-Series. 18 of these members (34.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 35 repairs to 2000 Saturn S-Series--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2000 Saturn S-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2000 Saturn S-Series problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2000 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 2000 Saturn S-Series repairs by problem area

46% of the 2000 Saturn S-Series repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 35 repairs.

2000 Saturn S-Series repair cost distribution

Of the 2000 Saturn S-Series repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 46% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 8% between $500 and $999, and 8% between $1000 and $2499.

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 2000 Saturn S-Series problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2000 Saturn S-Series

Engine not specified

Saturn S-Series in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 149000    
153000 300 replaced radiator, fan, valve cover gasket 
155000  

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Wagon

100-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 129000    
135000 0 The alternator died, and we replaced it with a warranty replacement from Auto Zone. 
155000 50 Radiator was leaking. Replaced radiator. 
158000  

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn S-Series in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 90000    
94000 0 Left Rotor turned, needs front Struts. Vibrates. 
 
Saturn S-Series in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
60 Replace transmission fluid pressure solenoid in valve body. Bad solenoid was causing super hard shifting. 
60 Replaced intake manifold, crack in the cooling line that runs through it. Problem caused by a bad ECTS preventing the radiator fan from switching on. Replaced ECTS also. 
157000 0 EGR Valve Replacement 
 
Saturn S-Series in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 63860    
65100 0 Starting motor not working. Roll-started car. Shop could not replicate. 
 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 93000    
110000 85 CEL traced to gas cap. $70 for diagnostic, $15 to buy cap myself. 
112000 1 CEL light again. Don't remember exact problem. 
114000 259 The paseenger side tie rod was loose and replaced. The right tail light wiring assembly's (brake, reverse + turn) brake light didn't illuminate. I replaced the tail light wiring assembly. The gas tank fill neck rusted and caused the "check engine" light to glow. It caused a leak in the evaporative emissions system. I fixed the problem by removing the rust with steel wool. 
115000 230 Replaced tie rod end (drivers side) and front-end alignment 
118300 0 replaced the trunk latch because the light switch wore out 
141000 150 Replaced thermostat and engine coolant temperature sensor and drained and re-filled the anti-freeze as part of the thermostat and ECTS repair. 
159000 0 rear stabilizer links are broken 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

100-horsepower 1.9L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn S-Series in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 100000    
101000 1500 AC repaired O2 sensor repaired 
 
Saturn S-Series in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 105000    
106000 105 Popping sound from left front wheel. R&R CV axle. Problem somewhat went away. Tie rod will need to be replaced soon. 
 
Saturn S-Series in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 124000    
142300 70 Replaced water pump 
146000 75 Passenger side axle broke while driving. Replaced with new axle. 
174000  
Saturn S-Series in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 121000    
122000 100 Reduced engine response and fuel economy. 
125000 665 Noise upon braking (was not the normal "low pad" noise). System leaks at rear wheel cyl as well as front caliper. Had both wheel cyl's and both calipers replaced, as well as rear shoes. 
151000  

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