2005 Saturn ION Saturn ION 2005

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2005 Saturn ION repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (5%)

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2005 Saturn ION brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (40%)

$100 - $499 (60%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

52000 mi

US $600
Rotors were entirely disintegrated piles of rust. 
102000 mi

US $150
Replaced brake pads, and rotors. Flushed brake fluid. 

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2005 Saturn ION 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $381
Recall for ignition key only partially successful. Key would still not come out after repair. TSB was issued by GM for this condition. Shifter replaced because of open circuit 
72000 mi

US $1000
replaced rear drum brake cylinders front brake pads and rotors replaced 
94000 mi

US $60
Replaced front brke pads which were noisy metallic ones with ceramic/dustless ones which were completely quiet. 
102000 mi

US $300
Car was in shop for state inspection. Had both front rotors replaced as they were "pulsing" due to warping and wear. Also had serpentine belt replaced, due to normal wear. 
57660 mi

C $115
Replae Front brake rotors and Pads 
60440 mi

C $125
Replace rear brake cylinder(Right and left). 

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2005 Saturn ION 4dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

58000 mi

US $380
Rotors Warped, Rotors and Brake pads replaced 
50 mi brake light switch adjusted by dealer 

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2005 Saturn ION Brake Problems

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