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2010 Saturn Outlook repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (43%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 23 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2010 Saturn Outlook.

2010 Saturn Outlook repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (63%)

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Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn Outlook in Alabama, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

60000 mi
Car went in for a routine oil change and they told me my torque tube needed to be replaced along with a right front strut. Car went in for oil change and I told them about a rattle in the front 
Saturn Outlook in Missouri, United States
Jun 2014 - Oct 2017
Jun 2014

56000 mi

US $60
iphone 5 does not charge from the center console usb port - reports incompatability 
Mar 2015

65000 mi
Replaced engine mount 
Apr 2015

65500 mi

US $100
Leak in evaporator core-replaced. Job was $2200 but covered under extended warranty 
Feb 2016

76000 mi

US $100
Ventilation blend door actuator failure 
Aug 2016

81000 mi

US $100
Heard a rattle at low speeds. Exploratory surgery led to virtually all of front suspension being replaced 
Aug 2017

92000 mi

US $100
Had leak by Rt rear wheel. Bad shock. Replaced.  Also stated that there was a leak around steering rack. Fixed under extended warranty. Another 2+ K 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2013
Feb 2011

29000 mi
Car would not start in driveway on single digit morning. Dealer could not replicate and attributed it to the fact that car was low on fuel and facing uphill. 3 lines on rear defroster not working. Dealer ordered new rear window. Power lumbar unit in drivers seat non-functional Driver's shoulder belt cutting into trim where it exits the B pillar. B pillar seat belt bezel replaced. Power lumbar unit replaced rear glass replaced to fix defroster 
Jul 2011

39000 mi
Rear Saturn emblem was de-laminating. Inspected at last oil change, and part ordered then. Part replaced this trip. 
Sep 2011

43000 mi
Driver's seat belt cutting into B pillar trim again. New part ordered, but no new design so it is likely to reoccur. 
Oct 2011

43800 mi
Driver's seat belt B pillar trim replaced due to seat belt cutting into trim. 
Mar 2012

52000 mi

US $150
AC not cooling well, hissing sound behind dash. Dealer only found low freon, system tested OK so recharged only. 
Apr 2012

53000 mi
AC problems reoccurred, new diagnosis was bad pressure line. Parts ordered. New AC pressure line installed. 
Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2018
Oct 2017

136000 mi

US $855
Struts, alignment 

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2009 Saturn Outlook

Engine not specified

Saturn Outlook in Colorado, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2016
Jun 2013

96000 mi
3-5-R Wave Plate failure, Soleniod failure. Damage to internal components as a result. $2465 in parts were replaced $2100 in labor. Water Pump replaced as a result of recall. Moisture around shaft, it wouldn't have been too long before it needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2016

146000 mi

US $2250
Timing chains out of sync. Check engine light and message to stop using vehicle and return to dealer for service. requires dropping the engine and removal of the front timing cover, replace chains tensions and guides. 

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

27280 mi
Drivers side door pillar speaker grille rattle/noise and door trim rattle repaired. Adjustments made by technician to correct the rattle/noises. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2015
Sep 2009

2000 mi
Have lift in garage. In looking underneath vehicle noticed ALL the support rods for the exhaust system coated in rust. The exhaust itself (stainless) pretty rust free except the seam around both resonators (have the dual exhaust version). 
Oct 2009

3300 mi
In dash navigation screen would black out. Dealer ordered upgraded software for the nav system. Returned to dealer within 5 days and nav system software upgraded (roughly 30 minutes). Dead battery (in my garage). Jumped it and drove to my dealer (excellent dealer [Saturn of Lakeside]). TSB #09-06-03-002E: EI09060 reprogrammed the Instrument Panel Cluster (corrected too large of a drain on the battery). Replaced battery as well 
Feb 2010

10000 mi
The driver's side height adjustable plastic housing for the safety belt. The belt, over time, cut into the plastic housing. There was a running design change for the '09s and mine had it, but because it was set for my wife (low), I wore it out. 
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Incurred a "no start" Memorial weekend. Had no power to start. All the vehicle would do is click once. This "no start" happened to me back in December of '09 also. Dealer reprogrammed the instrument panel cluster. 
Sep 2010

19000 mi
This no-start could not be duplicated (kept overnight and a loaner was provided). Service Manager @ Lakeside Saturn in Macomb, MI determined if this should happen again to flat bed it in as codes were cleared when I jump started her. 
Mar 2011

27000 mi
This was a GM Customer Satisfaction Program. Premature timing chain wear. The Dealer changed the calibration of the Engine Control Module (ECM), including the Engine Oil Life Monitor (OLM). This doesn't bode well for a long term owners.  
Jan 2012

10500 mi
My Saturn came equipped with power, heated and auto dimming outside mirrors. The passenger mirror pivoting point apparently was wearing as the mirror head could rock forward and backward. The dealer confirmed and replaced w/new mirror. 
Mar 2013

52000 mi

US $115
Complete steering rack was replaced under my purchased entended bumper to bumper warranty. I had a deductible of $100.00 plus I paid for a routine oil and filter change of $14.97 (I supply the Pennzoil Platinum oil). 
Jul 2013

56700 mi

US $100
Factory Nav radio had to be replaced. Attempt to watch a DVD was followed by the display "DISC ERROR". Factory overhead DVD is just a display. Tech identified radio as bad. Replaced radio under extended warranty. 
Feb 2014

65000 mi
Water Pump failed (was leaking antifreeze on the garage floor). Car never overheated. A check with Moran Chevrolet in Clinton Township, MI showed GM issued a policy #13091 on water pumps for my Saturn extending the life to 10 years/120K 
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2014
Sep 2009

8000 mi
Bumpy forward and backward travel on the power driver's seat. New tracks ordered. Replaced defective tracks for forward/backward travel on driver's power seat 
Mar 2010

13000 mi
Clunk in steering and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. Dealer claims problem in rack, but no fix available. 
Jun 2010

17000 mi
Clunk in steering. Can feel in steering wheel and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. There is a TSB #10-02-32-001: Clunk or Knock Noise When Turning (Replace Steering Gear Bushing) - (Apr 14, 2010) But dealer replaced entire rack due to a... 
Jul 2010

18000 mi
Clunk in steering. Can feel in steering wheel and accelerator while turning wheel left and right. Dealer replaced part of steering column. 
Nov 2010

23700 mi
Wiring harness on passenger side replaced after 3 lamps have failed in 19 months of ownership. 
Jun 2011

30000 mi
Rattle in center console of dash. Replaced center storage lid. 
Nov 2011

36000 mi
Driver's side headlamp would go out intermittently. 
Feb 2012

38200 mi

US $330
Cylinder was misfiring. Replaced spark plug and coil on cylinder 5. 
May 2012

41900 mi

US $395
Cylinder was misfiring. Replaced spark plug and coil on cylinder 3. 
Dec 2013

66000 mi

US $1000
replaced coils and spark plugs on 3 cylinders 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

15000 mi
Steering knocking sound when moved right to left on start up in morning when temperature is below 55 degrees or less. Goes away after being driven for a mile or so 
Saturn Outlook in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

34000 mi
Both front seats had bumpy forward and reverse travel. Dealer replaced liftgate struts, liftgate would not stay up on its own. Had a few things repaired they are as follows: Both front seats had bumpy forward and reverse travel: Dealer replaced Lift-gate would not stay up on it's own: dealer replaced both lift-gate struts  We have had to jump start our Outlook any time it has sat for 3 or more days without driving: dealer load tested and found batter bad - replaced battery. 
Feb 2013

60000 mi

US $300
Power Steering pump failed Friday evening 8 Mar. Power steering pump is being replaced. Misfire on Cylinder #3. Engine was stuttering a little at highway speeds 55-60 going uphill under load. When hooked up to scan tool, bargraph tool found cylinder #3 misfiring, but not enough times to trip a fault code.Coil pack & Plug bad 
May 2013

61000 mi

US $55
Misfire on a different cylinder. Personally replaced remaining spark plugs. Cylinder 3 was replaced last visit due to misfire. Just finished the replacement 45 days later. 
Jan 2014

49200 mi

US $100
Heater hose engine block fittings cracked, leaking.  Also timing chain cover had an oil leak. 
Nov 2014

68000 mi
Water pump was changed due to a leak. It was still under 12 month part warranty, water pump was changed for a leak December of last year. 
Dec 2016

79000 mi

US $43
Engine misfire upon highway load. Triggered cylinder #4 misfire engine code p0304. Removed and replaced coil pack #4. 
Sep 2017

87000 mi

US $300
Misfire returned, decided to do a complete coil pack and spark plug replacement. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Aug 2014
May 2012

87920 mi

C $181
Original battery had a dead cell. 
Aug 2013

97940 mi

C $100
Replaced master power window switch left front door. 

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2009 - Apr 2016
Jan 2012

18000 mi
Check Engine light, deminished functions such as Remote Start disabled and deminished power, code for valve timing. Related to Factory Recall for "Oil life" monitor. Re-programed to shorter cycle to prevent premature timing chain wear. 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009

US $1
30 amp heated seats fuse was blown at time of delivery. I replaced myself for 99 cents from Auto Zone. It was the new micro size fuse and dealer didn't have any in stock. Dealer price for same fuse was $8.50 .... I don't think so. 
Feb 2010

18000 mi
One problem this vehicle has (like the 2007 I used to have) is that it will lock the doors without warning. You can be in the vehicle, be walking away with keys in your purse or, have the keys in your purse sitting on the passenger seat. Called Onstar. 
Saturn Outlook in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2019
Oct 2012

29800 mi

US $25
Liftgate strut failed 
Jun 2014

51000 mi

US $450
Water pump replaced 
Oct 2014

55000 mi

US $225
Replaced faulty ignition coil pack and plugs 
Mar 2016

70000 mi

US $350
Fuse box was corroded due to leak. 
Jun 2016

76000 mi

US $1488
Replaced heater core/ Ac evaporator. 
Jul 2017

93000 mi

US $410
MAF sensor Exhaust seal 
Aug 2017

98000 mi

US $2400
Replaced torque converter. 
Aug 2018

106000 mi

US $600
Replaced master cylinder. 
Apr 2019

115000 mi

US $1250
Replaced steering rack 
Jun 2019

120000 mi

US $600
Replaced fuel evaporator, coil pack on cylinder 5, and crank shaft position sensor 
Jul 2019

120000 mi

US $550
Replaced Bank 1 Catalytic Converter 

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2011

37000 mi
warranty work on passenger side front headlight, replaced assembly, didn't light up 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2016
Jan 2012

25000 mi
lost ability to run front windshield wipers. the smart switch was shorted internally and was replaced. 
Jul 2016

40000 mi
left high beam buried in under-the=hood stuff. Had to undo some wheel well lining to get to it, what a job. 
Saturn Outlook in Arizona, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

115000 mi
Power steering intermittently would stop working when vehicle reached 2,000 RPM and turning was being done. Took truck to dealership for TSB on the Power Steering intermittently working. They replaced the power steering pump and steering gear housing and flushed the system. Truck now drives like new with no lingering power steering issues. 
Saturn Outlook in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

95700 mi
Replaced headlight wire harness under recall. Right side had failed. 

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2009 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

8060 mi
Transmission slips and engine revs up and then down again occasionally on 1-2 upshift only. The dealer re-programmed the transmission computer. I noticed the problem a few more times, then it went away. Chrome ferrule just below transmission shift lever knob slipped down, exposing wiring. Dealer glued back up in place. Automatic climate control does not switch automatically from heating to air conditioning when vehicle interior heats up. Air conditioning works only when selected manually. 
Dec 2009

11780 mi
As reported earlier, engine revs rise momentarily on 1-2 upshift only. 
Apr 2010

12400 mi
Noticed rasping noise and increased effort when turning steering wheel. Dealer repaired leak at power steering fluid cooler. 
Saturn Outlook in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

62000 mi
at different speeds it would act like it was downshifting and then upshifting. We were told by someone that worked at a dealership that it was a well known problem with that vehicle. We traded it that weekend. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook

Engine not specified

Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

59000 mi

US $40
replaced low beam filaments on both sides...one had gone out 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn Outlook in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2011

58000 mi

US $1
Dealer replaced RH headlamp harness, low beam headlamp was out, took it apart and found melted/burned wires in harness. 
May 2013

80000 mi
Instrument cluster gauges all died, all other lights, information center still functional, tech found grounded low speed GMLAN (dark green wire), but wire with short circuit not located, fault disappeared and has not returned in 30 days. Brake master cylinder allows fluid to enter brake vacuum booster, Brake Alarm & Stabilitrak alarm illuminated lo level. Will replace master cylinder & likely brake booster in June, leak may be over 1 year old, but is perhaps worse with time. 
Jun 2013

81000 mi

US $400
Replaced brake master cylinder vacuum booster, and replaced master cylinder, which was leaking from rear seal. Vacuum booster still worked, but exposure to brake fluid is deemed to make it unreliable 
Sep 2013

86000 mi
Air bag sensor warning light would periodically illuminate. It would go out for long periods, then come back. Finally tied warning sensor with drivers seat position, up or down, no problem forward and back. Disconnect reconn conn under seat 
Oct 2013

86500 mi

US $6
Coolant level would not stay in exp. reservoir since car was new. Never overheated. Add coolnt maybe 3 times/year, 1-3 pints. After note about wtr pump fail due to low level, filled and checked, and watched, good sz leak, sealer added now OK 
Nov 2014

101000 mi

US $154
Replaced 3 out of 4 door mounted speakers, one LF was intermittent, two were open cicuited, RR speaker still OK 
Mar 2015

102000 mi
Set Code indicating stuck on valve, vehicle would not shift out of 1st gear until engine stopped and restarted. Source of problem is completely contained in TCM or valve body, intermittent problem that now has gone away with no repair. 
May 2015

108000 mi

US $1400
bad seals on valve body leaking by, replaced valve body, engine powertrain diagnostic was accurate, car drivable during this time slow coolant system leak for 20-30,000 miles, only leaked while driving, no puddles or drips, assumed water pump shaft seal. Stop leak did not work at ?70,000 miles, but did slow it down. Found warranty repair was available from GM, <120k mi 
Saturn Outlook in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

117000 mi

US $135
Power steering pump failing over several months. Researched issue and started with power steering pump. May need rack system replaced soon as well. 
Saturn Outlook in Indiana, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014 Difficult to start 
Jan 2015

116300 mi

US $1200
Throttle body replacement 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2013
Apr 2013

81800 mi

US $460
check engine light and stabilitrac warning light on. riding rough. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

6200 mi
Wrinkle in leather trim in 2nd row seat Driver side by headrest. 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
Aug 2010

24300 mi
A/C stopped working. Vent tube was clogged, control module burned out. Tube cleaned, module replaced, ventilation system cleaned out with anti mold treatment. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2012
Oct 2008

5580 mi
Clicking noise from steering column. Needs column to be replaced. Parts on order. 
Nov 2008

6200 mi
New steering column ordered from US arrived and was fitted by dealer. Dealer fitted reverse sensing system was too sensitive and pointing in wrong direction! Got them to "tune" it so it wasn't too sensitive and detected horizontally. No longer detects sidewalk when parallel parking! 
Jan 2009

6820 mi
Recurrence of the clicking sound from steering column when turning. Not confident that it won't return again. Squeaking suspension strut (car was sounding like a ten year old taxi with 750,000km on the clock). Shop couldn't reproduce the problem (naturally). Probably some ice stuck in it that melted when it sat in the shop for repair of the steering noise. Squeaking brake pedal when applied. Needed lube. 
Oct 2009

16120 mi
Loose rods in the steering made knocking noise. Rods re-aligned and tightened. Rear door gas rams needed replacing as they were no longer sufficiently holding the tailgate open. 
Feb 2010

18600 mi
Recurrence of noise from steering column when turning at slow speeds. Same as Problem 1 Trip 1 but this time the parts ordered had arrived and were installed. 
May 2010

19220 mi
Recurrence of knocking noise from under engine when driving slowly over bumpy ground. Sounds like something loose. I expect it will return :-( Awful squeaking from rear left suspension strut. Sounded like an old taxi. Now quiet thankfully. 
Mar 2011

29140 mi
Recurrence of noisy steering pump. Told it needed replacing, so it was done! Bit worrying for a car less than three years old. 
Nov 2011

37640 mi
Cooling pump failed and leaked coolant. Unable to drive car, so towed to dealer for repair. 
Saturn Outlook in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

67390 mi
Replaced all 6 Spark Plugs and swapped ignition coil from Cylinder 1 to Cylinder 3 to see if that moved the misfire, it did not. Problem unresolved. Ignition Coil in Cylinder #1 replaced (though I was not asked whether I wanted them to or not). Reprogrammed ECU per TSB for misfires, problem still not resolved. Put dielectric grease on/around ignition coil and spark plug in cylinder #1. Problem still not resolved. 
Jan 2013 All previous issues ended up being caused by a broken valve spring. Cylinder head was replaced to fix the issue. And catalytic converter had to be replaced afterwards due to damage from misfiring. 
Nov 2014

75600 mi

US $700
Throttle body issues due to design flaw with valve cover/pcv tube. Error code P1516 and P2135. 
Jan 2015

76200 mi

US $325
Throttle Body replaced. Error codes P1516 and P2135. 
Nov 2017

92000 mi

US $650
Master Cylinder was leaking into Brake Booster, both had to be replaced. 
Saturn Outlook in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

48000 mi
camshaft needed to be replaced 
Saturn Outlook in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2010
Oct 2009

34000 mi
Power steering whine. Power steering fluid leak from temperature as noted in TSB. 
Jun 2010

44000 mi
Air conditioning whine at low speed (1900 rpm) since new. Saturn dealer failed to identify TSB. I brought this to the attention of Chevy dealer who is applying TSB. 
Jul 2010

44000 mi
Air conditioning whine at low speed (1900 rpm) since new. Dealer replaced suction hose as per TSB and problem is resolved. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
- Oct 2008
Oct 2008

11942 mi
1/Dead battery after sitting idle for 3 days -- battery replaced by dealer; 2/ after parked on a slope for 10 hours, gas gauge reading was inaccurate - will update if it happens again 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Nov 2014
Apr 2009

8000 mi
Airbag light was on all the time.Driver side sensor had a pinched wire. 
Nov 2009

15000 mi
Drivers airbag light on. Pinched wire under seat. Second repair to wire. 
Nov 2011

32500 mi
Airbag light on. New harness installed under recall. Noise from steering. Steering rack replaced. 
Mar 2014

56000 mi

US $995
Drivers headlight intermittent. Replaced both bulbs. Lower portion of gauges not lighting. Gauge cluster has LED's and is sealed. Needed to replace whole cluster. TPMS not working. Unable to read tire pressures. Replace water pump shaft seals. 
Aug 2014

57300 mi

US $40
Replaced headlight harness. Connector started to melt. Motor for folding drivers side mirror stopped working. Replaced entire mirror 
Nov 2014

58000 mi
Steering wheel noise, possible pump failure 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

9000 mi
Replaced power steering cooler second time under warranty. 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2014
Jun 2012

70000 mi
Rack and pinion not smooth, especially on turns. Could feel it in steering wheel. Also a whine and rattle from under steering column below dashboard. Third time in with a system replacement. Power seat sometimes will not lower from highest position. Have to move it forward and back first then it will lower. 
Mar 2013

81000 mi
Noise in front. Struts were replaced. 
Aug 2014

106000 mi

US $438
Replaced original battery in June 2014. Not bad. However this month the starter quit on me. Towed to the dealer. Starter was replaced the same day. The 438 above does not include 75 tow charge. 
Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

9000 mi
Needed to have the DVD player replaced as DVD's would not play and would not eject form player until the head cooled off. 
Saturn Outlook in Virginia, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

94000 mi

US $26
I had 0496 code. Replaced Emission Evaporative Control Solenoid. This cleared the Check Engine light. I watched a You Tube video and it was very helpful. 
Saturn Outlook in Georgia, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2017
Dec 2011

24000 mi

US $140
Power steering was whining though not having trouble steering. Dealer advised power steering pump needed replacement. Declined to replace as vehicle is out of warranty and I thought it might just be air in the system. Hasn't made noise since 
Jul 2012

28300 mi
Water pump failed. Numerous warning lights and vehicle became undriveable. Fluid dripping from front of the vehicle along with a slight burning smell. 
Mar 2013

33000 mi

US $907
Master cylinder was leaking though no external signs of leakage. Caused Stabilitrack warning light to come on. Door speakers on driver's side (both front and rear side door) were inoperative. 
May 2013

34000 mi

US $531
Auto rear gate ceased to operate and would not latch closed when manually lowered. 
Apr 2014

42200 mi

US $300
Hissing sound coming from dash. Wasn't cooling very much. System needed 2 lbs of freon added. Bringing back for a leak check this week. Check engine light. Evap codes indicated problem with the passive system that is supposed to detect evaporation from the gas tank. This problem was also causing remote start feature to not work. Fix worked temporarily, but has returned. 
Oct 2016

69800 mi

US $1200
ABS and traction control lights began flashing on dash then car went into battery saving mode. A/C shut down. Gradually became harder to drive and then would not restart after stopping. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

25000 mi
Leak inside car, entire passenger front floor soaked, followed by ant infestation. Dealer fixed leak, replaced carpet. 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2008 - Nov 2012
Dec 2010

36000 mi
Leaking water pump. 
Mar 2011

38000 mi
Power steering leak; hose replaced. 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2009

11000 mi
Driver seat electrical seat adjusting panel came loose. Apparently not locked in place correctly from factory. Technician reseated and locked panel. No problem for one month since fixed. 
May 2011

24200 mi

US $20
Driver window often does not respond to up or down switch. Protective strip on vertical edge of driver door lost adherence on lower 6 inches. Chevy dealer said they had no means to re-stick the strip. They referred us to now defunct Saturn dealership. No luck there. Often heard squeak when turning. Squeak from steering gear bushing. Replaced steering gear with updated part (#PI0029C). Set front toe and test drove. Noise gone. A/C control head "recirculate" button had paint peeling problem. Replaced and programmed the A/C control head-HVAC module. Driver's seat adjustment panel would not stay attached to seat. Repeated attempts to firmly attach panel failed. Left front outer seat bezel tabs were cracked. Replaced left front outer seat bezel insert. 
Nov 2017

104000 mi

US $850
The forward end of the drive shaft dropped to the asphalt as a valet parking person retrieved the Saturn from parking. Two days earlier, we drove interstate from NC to FL! 
Saturn Outlook in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2012
Jan 2010

16700 mi
Power Steering fluid cooler leaking. 
Sep 2011

19000 mi

US $700
Brakes noisy when applied hard or on a downgrade, and left rear wheel hot gets to the touch. Found all four rotors to be badly rusted and pitted, and caliper brackets rusted. Replaced all rotors and pads, and lubricated all slides. 
Saturn Outlook in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2008 - Jul 2009
Sep 2008

4000 mi
Nav system shows "Map DVD Read Error" 3 out of 5 starts. Service cleaned disc and system worked for service manager so "NOT a problem". System failed upon next start. Will return to dealer in 700mi to combine trips. 
Oct 2008

5000 mi
Nav system faild, radio/Nav replaced Tailgate seal leaking at both bottom corners. Seal replaced. Sun roof drain pluged, water leaking into cabin. Screen in drain tube drilled out. 
Mar 2009

9000 mi
Cold start error. Cat convertor fouled, error not repeated, code cleared and warning light reset. 
Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

99000 mi

US $225
Tranmission control module was noted but it seems to be more of a transmission problem because problem came back after a month after work was performd dealer said it was transmission module another shop replaced it and said there was band material signs of transission plate failure 
Saturn Outlook in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2007 - May 2019
Dec 2008

13000 mi
Exterior temperature sensor not working. Rear Saturn emblem is discolored/peeling. Dealer ordered new emblem and will replace it. 
Jan 2009

14000 mi
Replaced rear emblem. 
Feb 2009

15000 mi
Dealer replaced exterior temperature sensor and remounted it in a different location as per TSB. Turn signal switch not working properly. Dealer checked and agreed. Ordered part. 
Apr 2009

17000 mi
Dealer replaced faulty turn signal switch. 
Dec 2010

35000 mi
Update to side impact airbag wiring. Replaced and re-routed some of the wiring. 
Jul 2011

42000 mi
Water leaked from roof area. Leak was found to be the sunroof housing. Housing was resealed. Improperly working blower motor and noise. Dealer replaced blower motor. 
Apr 2012

49000 mi
Water pump with slow leak replaced. 
Mar 2013

60000 mi
Master cylinder was leaking into brake booster, causing brake light to turn on. Master cylinder replaced. 
Jun 2013

61000 mi

US $90
Had AC checked. Didn't seem cold. Dealer recharged system and added dye. 
May 2015

85000 mi

US $500
System was low on charge. Leak test dye added. No leak found. Noise/clunking coming from steering rack. Rack bushings replaced. 
Oct 2015

89500 mi

US $350
Front strut was leaking oil. Replaced both struts and had four wheel alignment. 
Saturn Outlook in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2008 - Aug 2015
Jul 2008

7440 mi
Oil Changed Brake pedal make "qwirks" noise and have to push far before the vehicle start slowing down. Dealer had a technical note for that, changed brake fluid and greased the brake pedal. 
Dec 2009

19840 mi
At minus 10c engine cranks but won't start. Take sometimes 3 times to start. Transmission changing gear too fast. Rev à 1200 RMP at 70 KM/h. Big lag when need acceleration. 
Mar 2010

22940 mi

C $450
Did a reset on computer transmission. Nothing changed. 
Apr 2011

36360 mi
Would not cold start at -10c. Crank but wont start. Sometimes it start but start with difficulty (like missing a piston). 
Apr 2012

47740 mi

C $1500
Rear wheel drive no longer work. Had to change sensor. Tailgate struts failed. Rear left window not working anymore. catalytic converter failed. Check engine light on. Rear right light, moisture inside break light, chrome peel off inside the light. Radio won't work when ice on the car. Engine won't start at -10c or will start with difficulty. 
Feb 2013

56580 mi
Transmission Failed. Doesn't shift gear anymore.6000$ damage, replaced tranny with new one. 
Apr 2014

67460 mi

C $400
Tailgate touch pad broken again. This is the third touch pad. actuator intake stuck opened. 
Aug 2015

79360 mi

C $1500
Solenoid stuck. Stuck in 2th gear. Had to change TCM (700$) because you can't change the solenoid alone. It's all part of the TCM. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2017
Feb 2016

191000 mi

US $30
Right rear window switch went out on the car. Rolled window down into the door but would not roll it back up. 
Jul 2016

197700 mi

US $240
Both lower ball joints failing. Replaced. 
Sep 2016

206000 mi

US $100
Window switches on driver's front and passenger rear went bad. 
Saturn Outlook in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

1200 mi
Seal around Tail-light needed to be re-glued 
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

31000 mi
Headlight harness needed replacing, known defect not at recall status. 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

117000 mi

US $334
Water leak from clogged sunroof tubes Check airbag light coming on 
Saturn Outlook in Arizona, United States
Jun 2007 - Apr 2011
Oct 2007

9000 mi
Recall for trans reflash. Dealer could not locate reflash file on computer. Phone inquiry two weeks later got same result. 
Mar 2008

14000 mi
XM receiver signal dropouts, excessive touch sensitive screen finger pressure required, day/night display switching erratic, radio played music while turned off. 
Apr 2008

17000 mi
Sudden transmission failure. Would not shift after stop. Diagnostic result: 'No 3rd gear'. Dealer found internal debris & stuck valves. Repaired per mfgr direction, dealer replaced piece parts (valves, seals, ...). 
Jan 2009

24000 mi
Water leaking into passenger compartment. Repeat of 9/08 problem. Repeat of the water leak problem. 
Jul 2009

32000 mi

US $600
Rear hatchback would not stay open. Would drift partially closed over time. Replaced both side struts. Very loud "groaning" sound while driving. Two occasions lasting for ~10 sec. Traced to air in power steering line. Flushed and refilled line. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2015
Nov 2009

22000 mi
rear wiper replaced rear wiper under warranty 
Jan 2012

55000 mi
leak in drive train 
Aug 2012

64700 mi

US $16
tire pressure sensor 
Dec 2012

68000 mi

US $10
Low on steering fluid 
Sep 2013

82000 mi
leaking water pump 
Saturn Outlook in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2010
Jun 2009

15000 mi
Slight clunk/rattle in front end at low speed. Dealer tightened a couple of bolts. 
Aug 2010

31000 mi
Tachometer backlight. Pulled cluster, checked connections, bulb. Had to order part (new cluster?) 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jun 2018
Apr 2008

4960 mi
"Air Bag" tab on passenger side A pillar would not stay in. Dealer fixed it but also ordered a new handle (not the door handle, the "holy s---" handle on the A pillar. 
May 2008

8680 mi
Console arm rest would squeak when you rested your arm on it. 
Dec 2008

19220 mi
Squeaky break pedal. Service Bulletin already existed - dealer changed brake fluid type. Shock oil leak in rear driver side shock. Complete loss of damping - tire loses contact with road surface over large bumps. Dealer ordered replacement shock. 
Jan 2009

20460 mi
Driver's side rear shock replaced - leaking oil. Airbag tab replaced 
Mar 2010

35960 mi

C $60
Cracked valve stem causing slow leak and low air pressure warning 
Jun 2010

37820 mi
Tie rods worn out, replaced.  AC drainage backing up, draining into passenger side footwell. Shop cleaned drainage hose. 
Dec 2010

47740 mi
Replaced rear hatch struts 
Apr 2011

50840 mi
Sun roof drain hose blockage - repaired as per TSB Left headlight harness faulty - new harness installed 
Jul 2011

54960 mi

C $150
Valve stem broken 
Jul 2012

66180 mi
Timing chain / bolts broken. Water pump leak 
Oct 2013

85340 mi

C $300
Rust perforation on lip of hood. Affected area was too large to effectively repair - GM replaced entire hood. 
Feb 2014

87420 mi

C $600
Power steering oil cooler leaking - cooler was replaced. 
Nov 2016

99160 mi

C $800
Check engine light on - dealer updated software & performed oil change (truck had been in storage for 1 yr) Broken linkage 
Jul 2017

104160 mi

C $500
Hole in resonator 
Jun 2018

112 mi

C $350
Purge valve replacement 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2011
Jun 2008

10000 mi
steering column clunk brake pedal squeak-----installed updated brake fluid trim on rear hatch was damaged by water drivers seat lumbar mech. was replaced  p/steering pump noise drivers seat lumbar steering column clunk brake pedal squeak rear hatch trim replacement 
Jul 2008

14000 mi
Updated trans cal. to may 8th flash 
Feb 2009

31000 mi
Power Steering Cooler was leaking. 
Dec 2009

62000 mi
Replaced front stab. bar links 
Jun 2011

107000 mi

US $300
replaced power steering pump and R/Front strut asm. 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2019
Oct 2010

39000 mi

US $127
Tortion bar links?? 
Jan 2012

98500 mi
Parking brake light comes on while driving along with warning chime. Does not stop until I pull over, park, push in parking brake, release parking brake. Starts up again with in 10 minutes. 
May 2012

56000 mi

US $300
Motor went out in the passanger side front door. A week after repair, stopped working again. Had to run a new wire. 
Sep 2012

64000 mi
Passenger window not working again. No repair yet. 
Apr 2013

68300 mi
Wiring for power windows broken in the boots between the door and vehicle. windows not working. water inside drivers side passenger door. no sun roof. not sure how water got in there. 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $235
Replaced a part due to air conditioner blowing hot air. Fan was also running funny. 
Mar 2014

77000 mi

US $1800
3-5-R wave plate broke. Replaced with a brand new transmission. 
Dec 2014

84000 mi

US $60
Say bar link on the passenger side broke. Replaced rear springs and shocks, replaced from struts. 
Oct 2016

103700 mi
Dealer replaced Power steering pump under recall/TSB due too power steering going out under low speeds. 
Aug 2017

116000 mi

US $350
Broken sway bars on both sides. Replaced both 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Mar 2008

1000 mi
Turn signal indicator audio clicking noise was louder than it should have been when the vehicle was delivered. The dealer connected the car to the internet and the GM tech center recalibrated the radio which eliminated the issue. 
Jan 2009

4000 mi
The Check Airbag Warning Light came on. The sensor in the passenger seat was found to be not functioning and was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2010

11000 mi
Check Airbag Warning Light came on. Dealer found a loose wire under the front passenger seat and reconnected it. 
May 2010

12000 mi
The rear liftgate struts failed (were leaking), so the rear liftgate would not stay open. The dealer quickly replaced both liftgate struts. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2013
Apr 2008

6000 mi
Brought in to dealer for oil change and was told of transmission update that needed to be done. Also, guy drove it and noticed slow pickup on it and suggested update of software. 
Jan 2009

17000 mi
Headlight needed changing. Was told bumper had to come off in order to replace bulb. Dealer replaced bulb and inside where the bulb goes. Mechanic said he heard "popping" when wheel turned. Ordered parts. 
Mar 2010

31000 mi
One of the side panels had been sliced. 
Aug 2010

35000 mi
Left panel in trunk kept coming off.  There are small scratches on the tint on driver side door. They said it is not from the door, so we must have done it. They noted it and I said if I noticed new ones I would be bringing it back for them to repair under warrienty. Sunroof leaking. Repaired and isn't leaking any more. 
Dec 2010

42000 mi
Headlights keep going out. No warranty anymore. Looked online, many have this same issue. Hopefully Saturn issues a recall. 
Mar 2011

45000 mi
Headlight melted on the inside. At first they told me I would have to pay, but I fought it and they paid and repaired at no charge. 
Feb 2012

70000 mi
Car was not shifting internally properly. Would rev up when driving. airbag light on and off intermittently. 
Mar 2013

85000 mi

US $1600
ABS, stability control. Forget specifics. 
Saturn Outlook in Alabama, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2013
Feb 2012

41000 mi
Recall Repaired incorrectly by Buick Dealer. Chevy Dealer repaired properly. 
Mar 2013

50000 mi

US $400
Reverse broke and caused other internal damage 
Saturn Outlook in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2018
Jul 2011

27000 mi
noise in steering column however further diagnosis proved to be rack boot 
Mar 2012

38000 mi
Found blown fuse to remedy no DRL 
Sep 2012

51000 mi
3/5 R wave plate, no reverse on vehicle repaired according to service bulletin published 
Apr 2013

58200 mi

US $1451
Water pump replaced, engine front cover leak, transmission seal replaced from prior repair 
Nov 2013

73100 mi

US $50
Replaced blower motor 
Apr 2014

76700 mi
Battery draining, not certain if alternator shot or on way out, replaced it, trying to test old one. Changed plugs and serpentine belt as well plugs really fouled used AC Delco iridiums as replacements. 
May 2014

78000 mi
Front speakers bad, replaced with speakers from a Toyota Camry I had 
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $200
Cracked windshield, no sign of impact, had to replace it to pass inspection. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $20
Purge valve replacement, experienced hard start after adding any amount of gas Changed purge valve due to hard start after gas fillup 
Sep 2015

97000 mi

US $121
Muffler replacement Ordered part from CARID, had it installed at my local mechanics 
Apr 2017

118000 mi

US $350
Replaced motor mounts 
Jun 2017

121000 mi

US $755
Replaced rack and pinion Replaced tie rods, bushings for sway bar, upper control arms and sway bar links 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2015
Dec 2011

58000 mi

US $100
low beam connector burned out replaced at electrical shop 
May 2014

82000 mi

US $50
Replaced evap solenoid part of emissions control 
Saturn Outlook in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

4000 mi
Stabilitrac light came on and went out several times. Dealer found camshaft in engine loose. Replaced heads, camshafts and 1 piston. 4 weeks to get parts and repair. 
Nov 2007

10000 mi
During troubleshooting stabilitrac light coming on shop found engien camshaft loose in the head. Replaced camshaft and head. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
May 2015

165700 mi
Power Steering pump leaking- this is the 2nd time having this replaced (First time around 110K) 
Saturn Outlook in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Jan 2015

113300 mi
Water pump failure covered under extended special warranty due to non durable design. 
Dec 2015

122000 mi

US $600
Power steering cooler had a major sudden failure, losing all fluid and wrecking the pump and steering rack. Car had to be towed. Repair covered under OEM extended defect warranty due to poor design. Would have been $1500 if covered by owner. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2017
Nov 2009

17980 mi
Lift Gate Struts Leaking - Replaced Rear Emblem replaced - peeling 
Apr 2010

21080 mi
Power Steering Cooler Leak - Replaced Power Steering Cooler Leak - Replaced 
Jan 2011

29140 mi
Saturn Emblem on Liftgate Discoloured Check Engine Light and Thick White Smoke on first startup of the day. Dealer waiting on special tool to diagnose. Cyclinder head on engine replaced as head rocker cams out of spec. Timing chain also replaced. Rear Liftgate Emblem replaced Check Engine Light and Thick White Smoke on first startup of the day. Dealer waiting on special tool to diagnose. Cyclinder head on engine replaced as head rocker cams out of spec. Timing chain also replaced. Saturn Emblem on Liftgate Discoloured Rear Liftgate Emblem replaced 
Feb 2011

29760 mi
Cylinder head on engine replaced as head rocker cams out of spec. Timing chain also replaced. Rear Liftgate Emblem replaced SES light on and smelly thick exhaust on startup. Tech determined that the right catalytic converter had failed. Converter replaced, repair successfull. SES light on and smelly thick exhaust on startup. rnrnTech determined that the right catalytic converter had failed. Converter replaced, repair sucesfull. 
Apr 2011

33480 mi
Passenger air bag sensor was not consistently detecting Adult passengers in passenger seat. Dealer diagnosed and found problem with airbag seat sensor. Sensor on order. Passenger Air Bag Sensor not consistently detected Adult passengers in front seat. 
Dec 2011

42160 mi

C $337
Swaybar links loose - replaced. Headlight harness recall. The headlight had gone out for a second time, the recall was very timely. 
Aug 2012

54800 mi
Transmission wave plate broken. Many parts in transmission replaced. 
Nov 2012

58720 mi
Sway bar link loose. Replaced under parts warranty (replaced less than 1 year prior). 
Nov 2014

93840 mi

C $20
Evap. Solenoid failed, replaced. 
Jun 2015

104780 mi

C $200
Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Failure. Right Rear Wheel Bearing Hub had to be replaced. Rear end loudly squeaking over bumps and if bumper pushed down. Right rear upper trailing arm replaced and alignment performed. Both rear brake backing plates corroded through / rotting. Replaced left and right backing plates, as well as left wheel bearing which disintegrated upon removal to replace the backing plate. Vehicle started making high pitch whine with electrical burning smell. BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE message came on.rnrnDiagnosed as Alternator internal fault. Generator (Alternator) replaced. Climate control buttons "peeling / flaked". Climate control panel replaced. 
Aug 2015

107780 mi

C $150
Windsheild Wipers stoped working. Wiper transmission failed - part replaced. 
Sep 2015

110360 mi

C $100
Remote unlock on one remote no longer functioning. Button had worn out - remote replaced and new remote paired to vehicle. 
Nov 2015

114080 mi

C $200
Radio and reminder chimes started getting progressively fainter until it was determined 4 of the 6 speakers in the vehicle were no longer working. The 4 in-door speakers were replaced which restored audio to normal functioning. 
Mar 2016

120900 mi

C $300
Transmission cooler line leaking. . Line replaced. 
May 2016

124000 mi

C $200
Right rear shock leaking. . Replaced both rear shocks. 
Jun 2016

126480 mi

C $100
Front windshield washer not spraying washer fluid. Pump bad, replaced pump. AC Blowing hot air. Recharged AC System. AC would intermittently blow cold air, but unpredictably and unreliably. HVAC blend actuators found to be bad - replaced actuators. 
Jul 2016

127280 mi

C $150
Muffler Rusted Through. Replaced Muffler Assembly. Transmission intermittently not shifting beyond first gear. Problem determined to be faulty Transmission Control Module (TCM) sensors. TCM removed and sensors repaired, then re-installed. 
Nov 2016

133940 mi

C $500
Replaced worn front struts and end links 
Jan 2017

137000 mi

C $11000
Engine had lost compression in 3 cylanders. Replaced Engine. 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
Feb 2011

67200 mi
noise in front end slight metallic noise in front end at about 30mph They replaced sway control arm on driver side It took care of the problem !! 
May 2012

82900 mi
noise in front end- this is the second time this was replaced 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2014
Sep 2008 Tranny lagging when trying to pass other cars on highway. Told service dept of problem - they're aware, and knew of a software update. Service Mgr said I was the 1st customer that was more worried about tranny working properly(safely) than MPG. Cost 2MPG. Rear passenger window was stuck first time I tried it when I brought vehicle home. Dealer service discovered weather stripping became loose and jammed window. Stripping replaced, window works fine now. 
Aug 2011

49000 mi

US $470
Moldy smell coming from AC unit. Told at dealer that since model did not have a cabin air filter just to spray a can of Lysol into the air intake. Did not work, AC still stinks. 
Sep 2012

68000 mi
Moldy smell from AC unit. I was told at the dealer that GM has a AC disinfectant but it was too much of a caustic smell and they therefore don't carry it, and still haven't fixed my problem, even after my second complaint regarding this. 
Jan 2014

47000 mi
Transmission started slipping, now it's completely blown. Rebuilt. 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2010
Apr 2009

12000 mi
Squeak on passenger-dash side of car. Repaired squeak on passenger-dash by putting foam inserts into A-pillar 
Jun 2009

13000 mi
Rear air conditioning only blew out hot air. Tech confirmed problem, and ordered a new thermal expansion valve. Repaired rear air conditioning problem - replaced thermal expansion valve. Works OK now. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

54000 mi

US $250
Front stabilizer bar and bushings needed to be replaced. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

73160 mi
Oil leak from cyl heads 
Saturn Outlook in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2009 - May 2011
Feb 2009

4500 mi
Sunroof leaking in carwash, nothing done. Dealer stated: Some water (even rain) is designed to get by the seal. Drain tubes designed to drain water from sunroof trays can be overcome. 
Apr 2009

8000 mi
Sunroof leaking, glass and seal were replaced. Haven't had leaking since. 
Jul 2009

12000 mi
Rattle in dashboard and headliner. 
Apr 2010

24000 mi
Clicking noise heard upon turning steering wheel and hitting bumps. Steering column and upper strut mounts replaced. Noises are no longer heard. 
Sep 2010

30000 mi
Noticed whine in power steering pump. Power steering fluid was low, no leaks found. 
Mar 2011

38000 mi
Grinding noise while turning, dealer replaced steering gear and tie rods. TSB. Power steering and transmission cooler had leaking hoses, hoses replaced. 
Saturn Outlook in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

50300 mi

US $490
Replaced Power Steering Pump 
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2015
Aug 2011

39000 mi

US $90
Car stalled at stop sign and displayed 2 warning messages "Traction Control Off" and "Service Stabilitrack Soon." Messages disappeared after driving a few miles. Dealer found no codes and could not repeat problem. Problem repeated... 
Mar 2012

50000 mi

US $597
Replaced water pump, leaking coolant from weep hole, seal had gone bad causing fluid leak. Replaced water pump and serpentine belt. 
Jun 2012

51000 mi

US $300
Warning said "Traction Control Offline" & "Service Stabilitrack Soon." Dealer said warning caused by cam position sensors and repairs would cost over $1000. Independent service station found problem with brake sensor. Repairs cost $300. 
Feb 2013

64200 mi
Check Engine Light on. Transmission would not shift. Local shop reported fault code P0716, Input Speed Performance fault. Car still under warranty so I took it to dealer. Dealer corrected wrong software in computer and found no problem. Transmission failed at 6:15 AM Tuesday. Towed truck to dealer, found codes P0717, P0756, P0796, & P0842 in computer and metal pieces in transmission fluid. Found 3-5-R wave plate in pieces. Rebuilt transmission, replaced torque converter. Replaced rack & pinion assembly due to large oil leak and whining noise. 
Apr 2013

66700 mi
Transmission failed. Towed to dealer, dealer rebuilt transmission, 3 weeks later transmission would not shift. Dealer spent 2 weeks trying various fixes. Finally replaced torque converter and valve assembly and calls it fixed. We'll see 
Jun 2013

70000 mi

US $525
Right front brake caliper failed causing break pad to lock in on position. Repair required new calipers, pads and rotors on the front. 
Oct 2013

75000 mi
Torque converter locking up caused car to shutter during low speed acceleration. Dealer verified problem and, after multiple failed repair attempts, dealer and GM replaced transmission with new transmission and rebuilt transaxle. 
Aug 2014

90200 mi

US $1000
Torque Converter failed and was replaced. Partial warranty coverage but most cost excluded due to "wear & tear." 
Feb 2015

96000 mi
Transfer Case making noise Rack & Pinion in Power Steering leaking, would cost $1,200 to $2,000 to repair this and replace the transfer case, traded car. 
Saturn Outlook in Iowa, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

6000 mi
There was a leak in the master cylinder so it was losing brake fluid. The alarm for the stabilitrack system would go off and it would say to have the brakes serviced. They just filled the brake fluid the first 2 times it happened. 3rd time it was fixed. There was a rattle in the vent. They discovered broken parts inside somewhere and had to order parts. It was repaired in June. 
Jun 2008

6000 mi
There was a flaw in the paint of the right back quarter panel. They repainted it. Rattle repaired. 
Sep 2008

10000 mi
Water leaking in down passenger seat belt and around that area. When fixing the leak, they had to pry off two small pieces in the molding that holds seatbelt. They scratched it all up when taking them off. They ordered and replaced the section the seatbelt rolls up into. When turning the steering wheel there is clicking noises. Not sure if it comes from the steering wheel or if it's something in the suspension or somewhere that would be effected when turning. 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2013
Nov 2010

35300 mi
Driver side headlight harness replaced. 
Jan 2011

39000 mi
Passenger side front headlight out. Harness replaced. 
Jan 2013

69000 mi

US $212
Heard rattle when going over bumps 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

33300 mi
Rear tail light assy replaced due to paint (chrome) defect. Finish appeared to erode from inside the assembly. 
Apr 2010

34000 mi
Mildew smell from AC evaporator. Injected cleaning foam into evaporator, re-flashed software to incorporate "after-blow" feature. Mildew smell from AC evaporator. Injected cleaning foam into evaporator, re-flashed software to incorporate "after-blow" feature. 
Jul 2010

35000 mi
water pump failed after 2-3 weeks of noisey operation driver's seat track needed to be replaced. Was binding and chattering when moved backwards. driver's seat track needed to be replaced. Was binding and chattering when moved backwards. water pump failed after 2-3 weeks of noisey operation 
Nov 2010

36000 mi
Airbag warning light. Illuminated for ~1 week. Light extinguished itself on the day repair was scheduled, but dealer pulled code and confirmed there was a problem with the driver airbag connectors. TSB was also issued for the Monte Carlo 
Jul 2011

40200 mi
Passenger window switch was intermittant. Dealer replaced. 
Nov 2013

61000 mi

US $50
Clunk in steering column while turning steering wheel. Most noticeable when vehicle not (yet) moving--as if you were turning the wheel in anticipation of (parallel) parking. Steering column and rack both replaced. 
May 2014

65000 mi
Buzz has developed in drive train. Dealer unable to identify. Kept car for 2-days and it still buzzes (1600-1800rpm) once warmed up. I will take to a 3rd party transmission repair specialist to diagnose/repair. 
Jun 2014

67000 mi
After 3rd attempt to locate buzz/rattle, a Cadillac technician ID'd the culprit. It was an undersized clamp installed on the catalytic converter which was causing the buzzing noise. Problem fixed so far (>2200-miles since repair). 
Sep 2014

77000 mi
Replaced struts and stabilizer bar links. Steering rack was replaced (2nd time), since original dealer did not replace washers/shims when the first rack was replaced. 
Aug 2015

93900 mi

US $548
Replaced both rear shocks and stabilizer links. 
Mar 2016

104000 mi

US $935
Passenger front seat airbag weight sensor failed. 
Jun 2017

119000 mi

US $800
Rebuilt transmission with upgraded components. The transmission is still not 100 percent. Working with the shop to fine tune the repair (fingers crossed it all works out). Replaced muffler. 
Mar 2018

128000 mi

US $310
Front windshield wiper assembly broke at motor connection (bushing) 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2018
Dec 2010

24000 mi
I had the saturn parked on hill & it kept rolling in park. I had to put the parking brake on to keep it from rolling down the hill. Dealer could not find anything wrong & it never did it again. 
May 2011

27000 mi
both rear shocks leaking both rear shocks leaking 
Mar 2012

35000 mi
front gasket leaking oil torque converter leaking radio had poor reception & interference 
Sep 2012

41000 mi

US $825
steering rack was leaking fluid, it had to be replaced. 
May 2013

45799 mi
exhaust system rusted out, replaced gaskets replaced gaskets 
Jun 2014

55000 mi
LH axle seal leaking 
Sep 2015

64000 mi
sway bar links bad 
Saturn Outlook in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2010
Feb 2008

1000 mi
Squeaking brake pedal. There is a TSB. The dealer took care of it in a day; involved changing the brake fluid and bleeding the brakes. 
Nov 2008

12000 mi
Drivers side power seat would grind/jump when adjusting the seat forward or backward - repaired in November 2008. The dealer took care of it under warranty by replacing the power seat track, took a week to get the part from GM. Installed new seat track. 
Apr 2009

18000 mi
The transmission (as programmed by GM) has a tendency to delay downshifts which leads to "dead spots" while trying to accelerate under light throttle. GM has a TSB for this and a new program that corrects this complaint. I learned about it online. The center arm-rest squeaks when driving. Dealer won't fix it - they say that GM's warranty does not cover squeaks and rattles of interior trim pieces. 
Sep 2009

27000 mi
Loud buzzing noise was noticed when driving during light acceleration. Dealer replaced a heat shield and the y-pipe to correct the problem. 
Dec 2009

33000 mi
Service air bag warning light and message on instrument cluster. Saturn dealer performed a TSB involving adding dielectric compound to a connector under the seat. This temporarily fixed the problem for less than a week. 
Jan 2010

34000 mi
Service air bag warning light back on less than one week after prior trip in December. Brought it to a different dealer in January (Chevrolet dealer - Saturn dealer is gone). Took 4 days to diagnose, then replaced connector under drivers seat. Service air bag warning light back on less than one week after prior trip in December. Brought it to a different dealer in January (Chevrolet dealer - Saturn dealer is gone). Took 4 days to diagnose, then replaced connector under drivers seat. 
Feb 2010

35200 mi
Took to Chevy dealer (Saturn dealer closed) for a clunking noise in the steering rack observed only when cold. Dealer says that GM is developing a TSB to repair, and that it's not a safety issue. Dealer will call back when GM provides the TSB. 
Jun 2010

41000 mi
Air bag warning light came on a few times during a trip. Dealer states that they could not replicate and no codes were stored, even though On-Star was able to tell me the code when I called them. 
Aug 2010

46000 mi
Noticed coolant leaking from the front of the engine while idling. Dealer diagnosed and replaced water pump under 5/100k power train warranty. 
Sep 2010

47000 mi

US $1175
Clunk in the steering when cold. Dealer replaced steering rack at no charge under Saturn extended warranty.  
Nov 2010

51000 mi

US $175
Shaking and excessive bouncing noticed when going over bumps or at highway speed. Found that the right rear shock absorber was leaking fluid. Part not covered under extended warranty so I purchased and replaced both rear shocks myself.  

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

2000 mi
Nav/OnStar shut down - no electrical power supply. The problem disappeared when the car was restarted. OnStar and dealer fault code scan turned up with no fault codes thrown. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn Outlook in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2011
Dec 2007

3000 mi
Passenger side, sideview mirror LED light works intermitantly. Dealer indicated entire mirror assembly had to be ordered and painted. 

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2008 Saturn Outlook 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Mar 2011

23000 mi
Water leaking into car from faulty seal in sunroof. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook

Engine not specified

Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

34000 mi
Steering pump noise 
Saturn Outlook in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

5000 mi
Water leaks in B pillar, emergency break area, door leaks. Water leaks continue Water leaks continue Rear seat audio not working. 
Jan 2008

6000 mi
Water leaks continue. Door seals ordered and doors adjusted. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn Outlook in Georgia, United States
- Dec 2008
Dec 2008

37600 mi
Factory battery died without warning, requiring multiple days of jumpstarting over weekend. Dealership did replace battery under warranty, even though 1600 miles out. 
Saturn Outlook in Georgia, United States
Jun 2007 - Oct 2010
May 2007

5000 mi
Driver Seat track replaced 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

157000 mi

US $850
Replaced front shocks and struts. Uneven tire wear. 
Dec 2016

173000 mi
Transmission has ceased functioning and no longer feasible to continue repairs. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

1000 mi
Had Transmission Re-Flash software updated per Service Buletin issued by GM/Saturn. Also had spoiler & mud flaps in stalled while in the shop. Everything went fine and vehichle drives much better. 
Saturn Outlook in Arizona, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

3000 mi
trans re-flash 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2010
Mar 2010

28000 mi
replace water pump 
Saturn Outlook in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2007 - Oct 2011
Jul 2007

850 mi
Rear hatch switch not functioning. Parts arrived for rear hatch switch, dealer replaced switch. Hatch is now working correctly. Drivers side floor mat premature wear. New floor mats arrived, dealer installed. Replace power rear liftgate button on bottom inside of liftgate. Covered under warranty 
Apr 2010

47500 mi
Replaced leaky water pump. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
Oct 2010

41000 mi
Washer pump not functioning properly. Also brought car in for washer heater recall. 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Feb 2016
Aug 2009

23000 mi
Water pump went bad. Temp guage was reading very high. 
Jan 2013

33000 mi
Both cv joints replaced 
Mar 2013

63000 mi
Check engine light. Was fuel solenoid problem 
Jan 2016

58000 mi

US $1300
Water pump 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

64000 mi
Replaced timing belts 
Saturn Outlook in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Oct 2007

26384 mi
Updated transmission software 
Nov 2007

28230 mi
Whining noise from power steering pump corrected by following GM Bulletin #2038033 
Jan 2008

34000 mi
Water leaking through sun roof. Following Tech Doc #2037336 sealed 4 holes. Also found rear stationary sun roof glass leaking. Resealed glass. 
Feb 2008

36000 mi
Driver's seat belt stuck. Replaced driver's seat belt retractor. 
Sep 2008

53000 mi
Check engine light led to finding a stuck open intake manifold tuning valve. Valve was replaced. 
Jan 2009

66000 mi
Replaced passenger side HID headlight assembly due to suspected defective wiring inside assembly housing. Light would intermittently cut off. When light had cut off cycling headlight switch off then back on would cause the light to come back on. 
Feb 2009

68000 mi
Driver side headlight intermittent. Dealer suspected known defective wiring internal to the assembly. Replaced the assembly. Same problem as passenger side headlight assembly reported last month. 
May 2009

82000 mi
Purge solenoid replaced 
Jul 2010

143000 mi

US $92
Driver side front CV Joint started making mechanical clicking noises while turning. 
Saturn Outlook in Virginia, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2010

37000 mi
During cold weather attempted to clean rear window with rear washer fluid and wiper and washer fluid shot out of drivers "A" pillar across dash. Cause was diagnosed as cracked line from frozen fluid. Covered by dealer, out of factory warranty period. Chrome coating peeling from front grille. Part ordered and replaced by dealer. 
May 2012

67800 mi
Drivers seat back power lumbar adjustment inoperative. Dealer diagnosed problem, stated repair would be over $450 for parts with no charge for labor. Third time in for this problem. 
Feb 2013

83300 mi

US $1300
Fuel system evap solenoid and fuel tank pressure sensor were replaced under NON-warranty repairs. 
Mar 2015

112000 mi
Transmission was intermittently sticking in first gear and would not shift through gears. Also had not reverse when problem would happen. Dealer serviced the transmission with a special service pack from GM as this was a known problem. 
Jul 2015

113200 mi
Took vehicle for transmission special service for 3-5-R wave plate. Came back from dealer with worse problems than it went in. Dealer had the Saturn for 2 weeks and sent trans to a trans shop for specialty work. 
Jul 2016

130700 mi

US $750
Replaced both front strut assemblies due to sway bar becoming loose and wearing mount hole in one side. Sway bar was reconnected incorrectly during previous transmission work. 
Saturn Outlook in Virginia, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2016
Dec 2010

47000 mi
The sun roof leaked when the car was parked with the front end pointed down a hill 
Oct 2011

58500 mi
Reverse clutch plate needed to be replaced The BCM module was shorted out when Dealer completed a recall service while the car was in the shop for a different repair 
Nov 2012

68400 mi

US $100
The rear driver side window would not go up or down, the window motor was replaced along with the switch on the door and the switch on the front driver door 
Apr 2013

72500 mi

US $100
replace brake fluid sensor, because warning lights came on for brake system and stabilatrak Replace drivers window control switch replace wiring harness for both headlights. Replace light bulb for both headlights. I had already replace the drivers side headlight harness because it failed 
Sep 2013

78000 mi

US $138
Timing belt needed replacement Front struts were replaced 
Jun 2016

119000 mi
Replaced drivers and passengers(driver side)power window switches Replace rear windshield wiper arm and blade 
Saturn Outlook in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

44000 mi
Water leak along driver side at front pillar airbag and rear passenger seat belt on rear pillar. Intermittent problem that occurs with rain. First dealer visit was under warranty at around 35K miles. No luck with repair after 5 visits. 
Jan 2011

US $240
Check Engine Light. Replace canister purge solenoid valve and gas cap. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2009
Dec 2007

8000 mi
Drain Tube for Sun/Moon roof not connected (factory error) had to order patch tube to connect. Water leaked into headliner, and down to the emergency brake sensor and floor. Received rental car. Dealer fixed and cleaned all. 
May 2008

11000 mi
Passenger side sun/moon roof tube shrank and became disconnected. Dealer repaired in under 10 minutes while I sat in the car in the parking lot. Saturn of Amarillo is GREAT! 
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Sunroof drains were plugged with debris causing water to enter the vehicle. The dealer cleaned out for me and did not charge me. I don't know if it was done as warranty. Tran update from May 8th bulliten 
Oct 2008

16000 mi
Sunroof drain hose behind the passenger side dash (against firewall) came undone (just like the drain tube problems in the roof) and flooded the front end of the Outlook. Dealer repaired and cleaned carpet. 
Mar 2009

21000 mi
Water pump went out. Part ordered and it too was defective, second ordered and installed. Saturn of Lubbock (120 miles away) screwed up original repairs done by now defunkt Sat. of Amarillo. Greg Lair GMC (15 miles from home) replaced lines and cleaned liner and floor board. The billed Saturn of Lubbock for repairs. 
Apr 2009

21000 mi
Another water leak after having the recall done again. Traded it for 2009 Acadia with no leaks. GMC dealer repaired while still under my name. They had to readjust the sunroof - Saturn put it back together off kilter, and replaced all the tubes again.  
Saturn Outlook in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2008 - Apr 2012
Mar 2009

29000 mi
Interior climate control buttons worn. Gas cap tether broken New buttons installed. New tether installed. 
Aug 2009

36000 mi
Power lumbar up/down movement in driver's seat not functioning OnStar Turn-by-turn direction capability ceased functioning. 
Jun 2010

44000 mi

US $250
Windshield wiper linkage gummed up, wiper blades would not travel 
Mar 2012

70000 mi
3-5-reverse shift hub fail. repaired under 60/100k powertrain warranty 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Feb 2011
Mar 2008

9920 mi
Leak near windshield caused short in fusebox and multiple codes(39+). Leak was repaired, fusebox replaced. Blocked drainage tube for sunroof also repaired. 
Sep 2008

14880 mi
Lumbar support on driver's side inoperative. 
Nov 2008

16120 mi

C $120
Service airbag system warning came on DIC. Code was present and computer re-flash was done.  Also, sunroof drain lines were replaced(2nd time). 
Apr 2009

19220 mi
Driver's window was scratched by the trim in the door. Window, trim and molding were replaced. 
Jan 2010

18740 mi
RF & LF stabilizer bar links replaced 
May 2010

28520 mi

C $49
Transaxle seal replaced. Transmission removed, seal replaced, transmission replaced. 
Jul 2010

31000 mi

C $50
Replaced headlight bulb(caused by faulty wiring). Repaired faulty sunshade on rear sunroof(caused during leak repair). Waiting on replacement of "foggy" radio screen.  
Oct 2010

34100 mi
Whistling while turning was noticed. The power steering fluid was replaced(I was told it appeared to be black!)and the noise went away. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2016
Jan 2008

12000 mi
Leaking sunroof drain. 
Jul 2010

55000 mi
Leaking water pump, took them one day to repair 
Jan 2011

48800 mi

US $100
Power steering rack was replaced....it was making noise.  Also had gunked up EGR...cleaned. 
Sep 2011

77000 mi
Transmission would not go into reverse nor out of 1st gear. Many parts replaced internally. 
Jan 2012

82000 mi
Having trouble shifting out of 1st or 2nd gear after using towing mode. Intermittent problem 
Jan 2015

75700 mi

US $200
Throttle body issues caused stalling in cold or wet weather. Seems to be a wiring harness issue at throttle body. 
Jun 2015

149000 mi

US $250
Alternator went out...did belts and hoses while I was in there 
Jan 2016

139000 mi

US $175
Throttle body replacement....intermittent codes and limp mode in cold weather 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2007 - Jun 2011
May 2007

2480 mi
Air conditioner failed, due to gasket leak at thermal expansion valve. Known problem documented in TSB. During first trip, problem was diagnosed, but replacement parts needed to be FedExed from the USA. During this trip, the gaskets were replaced, and the problem was resolved. 
Sep 2007

9920 mi
Driver seat rocks forward during heavy deceleration. Driver seat shakes or wobbles when being moved forward/back on track, suggesting a problem with the track and/or motors. Dealership claims they could not reproduce, although the problem is obvious an 
Jun 2008

17980 mi
Driver seat wobbles during movement; rocks during acceleration and braking, as previously reported. This time dealer admitted it is a known problem, but replacement parts are still being developed. Dealer implemented a temporary fix. Brake pedal squeak caused by incorrect brake fluid. TSB issued by GM; dealer service replaced fluid as described. Car refuses to shift down to a lower gear at highway speeds when accelerator is depressed lightly. Accelerator must be pressed heavily, at which point transmission shifts down 2 or 3 gears. Service reported "normal behavior". 
Feb 2010

37820 mi

C $550
Steering failure - could not turn wheel either direction at low RPMs. PS fluid was topped which reduced but not fixed problem. Dealer replaced PS pump and return line; problem continued, so dealer also replaced steering rack and gears. engine timing chain stretches and slips. Known issue with L-series engines; GM has ordered parts and will fix under warranty. 
Mar 2010

39060 mi
stretched timing chain replaced by dealership mechanics. Vehicle gets much better fuel economy now! 
Saturn Outlook in Georgia, United States
May 2007 - Dec 2009
Oct 2007

7000 mi
I told the Service Mgr at the dealer that the Drivers Seat felt loose at times. TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) 07-08-50-016: Service Tech run the motor to adjust the seat; back and forth, up and down; to seat the bearings. I told the Service Manager that the drivers window is working intermittently. Sometimes the drivers window will not go down, and I have to play with the switch - then it will work and the window will work without a problem. Service Tech did attempt 
Apr 2009

33000 mi
Drivers seat jerks when adjusting forward or backwards, using electric seat adjustment controls. Replaced the drivers seat hardware; Rails and such. Upon first startup of vehicle the drivers window controls fail to operate. Once the vehicle is running and completed the electrical "tests" then the drivers window control will operate. 
Saturn Outlook in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2018
Oct 2007

6000 mi
Gas cap wouldn't close because a gasket had slipped out of place. 
Jan 2011

49158 mi
coolant leak, replaced water pump with new gasket whining in power steering. replaced steering gear E9740 2.4 add .7 for steering wheel alignment front cover was leaking oil due to faulty gasket. removed & reinstalled front cover J0771 7.4 add .3 EVAC /A bright bulb burned out. Replaced both water pump leaking, replaced water pump with new gasket Whining in power steering, noise internally in gear including clucking noise. Replaced steering gear E9740 2.4 add .7 for steering wheel alignment 
Aug 2012

69500 mi

US $320
oxygen sensor needed replacing. 
Sep 2012

70000 mi
oxygenator failed. 3 of the 4 have failed but they are subject of a GM recall and the cost is covered under the warranty. 
May 2013

76000 mi

US $3600
transmission needed to be replaced 
Jun 2016

108000 mi
Timing chains were replaced under warranty 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Mar 2007 - Dec 2010
Sep 2009

60000 mi

US $300
pressure valves on A/C line loosened and drained coolant. air in power steering line causing moaning. 
Apr 2010

73000 mi

US $250
dirty engine/gunk 
Aug 2010

77000 mi
Engine running rough. I think it's the ECU. Dealer thinks it's lack of oil changes. 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
Feb 2013

85000 mi
The engine was misfiring intermittently which also set off the traction control, stabilitract, and engine service light. The dealership told me that the timing belt and all accessories had to be replaced at a cost of over 2,300 dollars. 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

98000 mi

US $100
The front blower motor was replaced 
Jul 2013

117700 mi

US $160
Emmision. Purge selenoid failure (check engine light on) 
Jul 2014

139000 mi

US $4400
Complete failure. Transmission rebuilt 
Apr 2016

177200 mi

US $1000
Power steering pump, struts and belts 
Jun 2018

207000 mi

US $850
A/C Compressor  and Alternator replaced bearings frozen. 
Saturn Outlook in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2007 - Jan 2011
Aug 2007

6820 mi
Transmission seems to stall sometimes on acceleration Air conditioning always send cold air on driver's feet even when the control is set on top vent only 
Mar 2008

17980 mi
Driver's seat rails are loose. Seat moves. Oil leak from defect seal on transmission. Noisy brake pedal. Electrical problem: interior lights going on & off with no reason, occasionnaly; radio not going off after door opens. Defect of the vehicle module controlling remote door opening & remote engine start. Message: "Service tire monitor system" Dash compartment lid is very difficult to open; they change some part, but no real improvement 
Jan 2011 Dashboard lights went off a few times, but they could never figure out what happened. Transmission erratic when accelerating. Steering noisy. Dealer never fixed either problem. 
Saturn Outlook in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

8000 mi
Lost OnStar telephone service. Problem was not fixed on first trip to dealer. Required a second appointment at dealer for them to fix it. 
Saturn Outlook in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2016
Apr 2007 Defective left rear door speaker at delivery, standard audio system. Had ordered wrong part. Defective left rear door speaker at delivery, standard audio system. Had ordered wrong part on first trip. Correct part installed on second trip. 
Aug 2008

12000 mi
Power seat track movement was rough. Sometimes made a bang noise when automatically slid all the way back, also on the forward return. Inside the cargo area, the door on the left that covers the jack compartment would not stay closed. Door was replaced with a new one. 
Feb 2009

17000 mi
Power seat track movement was rough. Sometimes made a bang noise when automatically slid all the way back, also on the forward return. This WAS NOT successfully repaired earlier as it indicated in your survey form. Parts took a long time to be acquired. Right front seat track movement was not smooth. Fixed. 
Apr 2013

60800 mi
Check engine light kept coming on intermittently. Not a problem at all, but disquieting. Also, remote start would not work while light was on. Tried synthetic oil, no help. Replaced timing chain, GM had extended the warranty free. 
Jun 2013

65000 mi
Noise (Scuff, squeak) in steering column (est. repair over $1200) said not to be dangerous. Left outside folding mirror no longer folds (about $750). 
Jun 2015

74000 mi

US $800
Left remote folding mirror would not fold in and out. 10 way power seat would not slide backward. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

7000 mi
Low hum or whine from front end of vehicle that can be felt through steering wheel. Only noticeable at low speeds or when idling, problem is intermittant and seems to happen after driving at highway speeds for at least 30 minutes. Dealer could not duplica Rear power liftgate switch doesn't work intermittantly. Fixed by replacing liftgate switch. 
Sep 2007

7000 mi
The dash display warned of tire pressure sensor fault for the right front and left rear tire. Dealer replaced faulty sensors. This fault happened right after last repair trip which involved rotating the tires. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

7000 mi
Center dashboard console will not open. Ordered new spring. Center dashboard console will not open. Replaced spring. 
Oct 2007

24000 mi
Loud whining noise/vibration when steering after vehicle had warmed up. 
Saturn Outlook in Alabama, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

146000 mi

US $3000
Water leaks into my car when it rains.  The engine is seeping oil. The headlights are extremely dull. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

89000 mi
I had a "Pressure Solenoid" that was not working. 
Saturn Outlook in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2012 - Jan 2014
Aug 2012

106500 mi

US $750
Broken wave plate. 
Feb 2013

110100 mi

US $450
Fail to start due to electrical short. 
Jan 2014

109000 mi

US $40
Failure of purge valve solenoid that caused a check engine light issue. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2013

125300 mi

US $900
Power Steering Pump replaced. We also had to replace the transmission at 119k, just 18 hours after purchasing the Outlook back in October '12. 
Jul 2013

128700 mi

US $890
Steering rack replaced 
Feb 2014

137000 mi

US $852
Replaced master cylinder and vacuum booster due to internal leak of master cylinder into booster. 
Mar 2014

138000 mi

US $860
Multiswitch replaced due to front windshield washer switch failure. both shocks and struts replaced 
Mar 2015

164000 mi

US $950
Moisture in the throttle body kept throwing off Stabilitrak error, causing hard shifts and acceleration issues. After cleaning intake and replacing sensor, no more errors. Multiple times to shop in 3 weeks time. 
Jul 2015

172700 mi

US $300
Connector to rollover sensor (passenger airbag light) was corroded. replaced clutch plates 1,2,3,4 
Mar 2016

188000 mi

US $2400
Timing chain 
Jun 2017

215000 mi

US $300
Front left tie rod 
Mar 2018

230000 mi

US $190
machine front rotors, replace front pads 
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

2000 mi
I had the transmission update done when I took it in. 
Apr 2007

4000 mi
I was at a dog show and was getting ready to leave. I pressed the button to shut my hatch, but when it clicked to close it reopened. This happened a couple more time before I took it to the shop. 
Jun 2007

8000 mi
The 115 volt outlet stopped working. I had the shop look at it when I went in for an oil change. The fuse was blown. 
Sep 2007

13000 mi
When I was cleaning the interrior of my Outlook I noticed that the front drivers side door panel was cracked. It starts at the edge of the panel and comes around to the front of the panel. It is probably a 2-3 inch crack. Dealer has panel on order. 
Saturn Outlook in Maine, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

33000 mi
Replaced starter due to a whine sound when initially engaged. Tire Pressure Monitor system inop. 
Aug 2009

36000 mi
Front compartment A/C blower motor failed. Replaced under warranty 
Oct 2009

39000 mi

US $240
Loose front left stabilizer link 
Sep 2010

51000 mi

US $235
Right front stabilizer link worn. Replaced 
Jun 2012

75000 mi

US $434
Left Rear Control Arm replaced and wheels aligned 
Dec 2012

86000 mi

US $1330
HVAC thermostat not working properly. Power steering pump leak Passenger Airbag sensor inop 
Jun 2013

91000 mi

US $1250
Replace front struts and align Steering gear pinion shaft housing seal dry and noisy recommend replacing seal 
Nov 2013

98000 mi

US $306
Replace Purge Solinoid Right Front Tire Pressure Monitor Faulty Signal 
Oct 2014

115700 mi

US $240
Replace loose left rear toe adjustment arm 
Apr 2015

121700 mi

US $600
Replace Front Struts under lifetime warranty Replace serpentine drive belt 
Feb 2016

135700 mi

US $3000
I had 2 of 3 cat converters replaced. $1900 parts and $950 labor. Replace plugs and wires 
Jun 2016

140000 mi

US $90
Replace damaged tire valve stem. Material is subject to failure. Have replaced three, none of the redesigned ones have failed. 
Jan 2017

136700 mi
Air Bag service warning light will require a module replacement 
Apr 2017

150000 mi

US $500
Replaced right rear wheel bearings 
Mar 2018

165000 mi

US $1310
Left Front Strut leaking - Replaced - Life time warrantee on part Exhaust leak - replaced resonator with aftermarket parts Front and Rear Passenger side & Driver master electric window switches faulty - replaced 
May 2018

168000 mi

US $989
Left rear wheel bearing noisy. Upon multipoint inspection rear upper control arm found loose recommended replace 
Saturn Outlook in Washington, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2013
Jun 2008

10000 mi
Car was leaking through the sunroof and going under the floorboards, affecting electrical system and the auto hatch opener. This was in June. Went thru a car wash in July the problem is now existing on the drivers side, down by the brake pedal onto my sho 
Jan 2009

20000 mi
Lack of or slow to automatically shift to higher speed.  
Jun 2009

24000 mi
Suddenly became difficult to turn steering wheel, also car would go into low gear automatically when going downhil 
Mar 2011

55000 mi
Front sway bar replaced. Faulty steering gear replaced. 
Apr 2011

56000 mi
Bad water pump 
Aug 2011

62000 mi
Transmission hiccups, transmission overhauled. 
Apr 2012

70700 mi

US $60
Emergency brake/traction illuminates and rings. dealer entered "insufficient brake fluid", they topped off.  Secondly, they did not find the leak that persist on to my left shoes while resting on break rest while driving.. will keep eye on it 
Jan 2013

69800 mi

US $109
Back in April of 2012 They were not able to find the cause of the leak so in December it really started to pour inside of my vehicle coming through the visor, the OnStar system and the airbag panels. I wrote Saturn and they payed $1500.00 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2007

2000 mi
Creaking noise in suspension, primarily when turning, noticeable at low speeds, when parking, etc 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Jan 2011
Oct 2007

9855 mi
Upgraded Transmission software 
Nov 2008

32000 mi
Seat track replacement. 
Aug 2009

34000 mi
Seat track motor and track malfunctioned 
Sep 2009

35000 mi
Squeaking while turning steering wheel, replaced steering column. seat track and motor replaced 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Apr 2011
Jul 2009

21000 mi
Noisy power steering pump replaced. Loose cargo area trim. 
Dec 2009

25000 mi
Bad leather on drivers door vibration/noise in steering. Bled air bubbles out of fluid. 
Jan 2011

34000 mi

US $100
Rear glass moonroof leaking. Past bumper to bumper but GM agreed to cover since it is a known issue. TSB. Drivers side headrest DVD player would not turn off. Replaced under extended warranty. Worn control arm. Heard slight clunking over small bumps. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

5000 mi
tran update 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Aug 2015
Apr 2009

39000 mi
External temperature gauge registers 10 degrees higher than actual temp. successful repair of temperature gauge. 
Jan 2011

61000 mi

US $90
Check engine light came on and car went into "limp mode" which would only allow low speed driving. Dealership could not identify a problem, touched several wires, reset the system, test drove it for a while and then said it was good to go. warning light returned and vehicle taken to dealer. Transmission removed, several gears replaced. Vehicle returned to service for one day and then taken back to dealer due to transmission fluid leak. O ring replaced in transfer case. 
Nov 2013

94000 mi

US $194
Check engine light came on. Replaced evap purge valve 
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007 New Purchase Transmission update, squeek in center console, replace jack cover in cargo area (kept falling off) 
Apr 2008

11000 mi
Water leak coming in from the rear light fixture. Advised that it was from clogged rain gutters. 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2012
Jan 2008

7000 mi
Rear right speaker was blown. Replaced rear speaker. In the process they cracked a trim panel. Replaced broken trim panel they damaged during my previous repair. 
Mar 2009

26000 mi
Interior lights were flickering while driving the car. Interior lights were not always turning off. There was a delay in the radio turning off after the driver's door was opened. Car had to be jump started every morning. Driver's door switch was replaced. 
Sep 2009

36000 mi
Humming noise coming from the front of the car. Power steering fluid was found to be aerated. Air was bled out and fluid topped off. 
Oct 2009

38000 mi
Heard a rattle noise coming from the front end, especially over bumps. Dealer replaced right from sway bar link. 
Aug 2010

55000 mi
Liftgate would not stay open. Fluid leaking from lift gate strut. Dealer replaced both struts at no cost to me. 
Dec 2010

61000 mi
Check engine light was on intermittently. OnStar ran a diagnostic, said the timing chains may need to be replaced. Dealership replaced timing chains under powertrain warranty. 
Saturn Outlook in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

114000 mi

US $2310
Replaced timing chain and then throttle body after timing chain didn't fix problem. 
Saturn Outlook in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

38440 mi
Cannot control passenger side of Air Conditioning. Get only hot air and not cold air. Returned vehicle with same problem. Only hot air on passenger side. Had to take back third time and this time they replaced my battery, which they said was not taking a charge, and then reconfigured a computer. 
Saturn Outlook in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

54000 mi
Found out that the DVD player wouldn't play most DVD's, tried cleaning disk and finally took it to the dealer since I had just bought the vehicle used. Radio was replaced under GM Certified 12/12 warranty. Found out that the DVD player wouldn't play most DVD's, tried cleaning disk and finally took it to the dealer since I had just bought the vehicle used. Radio was replaced under GM Certified 12/12 warranty. 
May 2012

93200 mi
Water pump replaced under warranty. Had been losing small amount of coolant for a couple years, and then one day I found a big puddle, at least now I know where it was going. 
Jun 2012

95000 mi
Check engine light came on directly after an oil change at the dealer. Turned out to be a streatched timing chain, which is a known issue with these engines. GM has extended service up to 10 years or 120K miles on some vehicles for this. 
Oct 2012

100000 mi

US $12
Check engine light came on, code reader brought up P0019. Bought a new Purge Canister Valve online for less than $20 and installed it easily myself. Just a couple hose connections and a wire. 
Oct 2013

120800 mi

US $60
Replaced worn stabilizer bar links 
Dec 2014

142000 mi
Replace front control arm bushings and rear lateral control link on driver side. Not sure what's normal for these, but start to expect some this this with nearly 150K miles. 
Feb 2015

145000 mi

US $4400
Failure to shift from 3rd to 4th, check engine light. Decided to do full transmission replacement for 3 year/100k warranty on new tranny rather than risk a rebuild. I do tow with this vehicle. 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2012

88000 mi

US $489
Oil leak at timing chain cover Water pump failing Steering boot linkage failing Hatchback strut failing Driver's side mirror turn-signal indicator not working 
Jul 2013

98300 mi

US $100
Rear electric hatch stopped working...was making grinding noises. The center storage bin latch snapped off in my hand. 
Saturn Outlook in Colorado, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

97100 mi
Replaced the timing chains and related items 
Mar 2015

104000 mi

US $3200
Rebuilt transmission due to some kind of pressure disk failure known for these transmissions 
Jul 2015

105000 mi
new torque converter started to shudder. Replacing it again. Chevy did come out with a satisfaction claim against these transmissions and covered 1700 of the 3600 it cost to do the transmission initially 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2018
Jun 2013

42000 mi

US $420
Air Conditioning was not providing air to the passenger side of the car, it was producing warm air. The actuator was replaced which fix the problem. 
Jun 2014

46000 mi
Diagnostic time only no repair reqired. 
Aug 2016

57000 mi

US $15
Right-side DRL out, replace it myself. 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

135000 mi

US $2400
Timing chain "stretch" caused engine misfire and other issues. This is a well-known, critical issue with the early model vehicles with this engine. Replaced timing chain and guides. Cost was mostly labor because engine had to be dropped. 
Mar 2017

145000 mi

US $180
Wipers stopped working. Turns out it was just a single nut that came off and detached them. $180 was labor + some loctite. 
Jan 2018

153000 mi

US $200
Check Engine Light - Vent Valve Solenoid 
Saturn Outlook in Georgia, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

164000 mi
Prior to purchasing, steering pump replaced. Bushings replaced. Right side found when replacing steering pump. Went aheadcand replaced pass side at same time. Prior to purchasing vehicle, both struts replaced. 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2011
Mar 2010

23000 mi
Water leak on left front corner of roof at the sun roof. Dealership stated they could not replicate the leak. Back the next week after first repair visit for the leak still could not replicate the leak then when it rains leaks again This is the third trip to repair the leak. finally replaced ONE drain hose line and they said it was complete. would not replace headliner although it was waterstained. Fourth trip back again for the same water leak this time they found ANOTHER HOSE needing replacing. obviously they did not even consider checking all the drain lines. Fifth trip for water leak this time it was to replace the headliner because the water stain could not be removed to my satisfaction. FIVE WEEKS ONE LEAK poor quality of work in their service department 
Jun 2010

28000 mi
Complaint was filed multiple times within 2.5 years concerning stabilink/traction control. FINALLY dealer identified problem. REPLACED TIMING CHAIN. Vehicle seems to run better now than any time since we have owned the vehicle. 
Jul 2010

28300 mi
Had to drop the engine again and replaced right rear cylinder plus crank shaft actuations. This was 45 days since the timing chain was replaced. 
Aug 2010

29400 mi
the 2008 reflash of the transmission had never been updated even though the Outlook was in dealer service many many times since then. Seems to have solved some of the hesitation. 
Oct 2010

30000 mi
Front seat belt harness was cutting into the plastic pillars drivers/passenger side. Replacement parts ordered and installed. Left front headlight was fogged up due to supposedly water leaking into assembly. Initially was told they would not replace but they did replace the headlight. 
Feb 2011

33000 mi
ECM module update for the OLM plus oil change and tire rotation 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2016
Oct 2011

51000 mi
the tranny rebuilt with less than 1500 miles it went out again do to faulty parts. 
Jul 2013

83300 mi

US $1300
Had to replace rear a/c line that cost $700 plus recharge it and labor for $1300. that was insane and went with the $300 repair so I have no rear air because who can afford that. A total rip off and the only one that can do it is the dealer. 
Jan 2016

123000 mi
Airbag light came on.  Also the tire pressure sensors stopped working. 
Saturn Outlook in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jul 2012
May 2009

21080 mi
Drivers power seat track not working properly. Transmission software update to eliminate hunting at 50-70KPH 
Jul 2009

22630 mi
Installed new seat track. Warranty replacement drivers power seat track. 
Dec 2009

32860 mi
Repace left front headlight assembly. Nav system replaced - disc read error. 
Sep 2010

44020 mi
Replace right front sway bar link. 
Sep 2011

58280 mi

C $405
Water leaks around sunroof. Fixed under warranty 3 years ago. This time they put a new gasket on sunroof and drain lines were “sagging”. Carpets were soaking wet underneath. They picked up half. 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2008 - May 2009
Aug 2008

31000 mi
CLUNKY RATTLE FROM FRONT END OF OUTLOOK. INSPECTION AT DEALER FOUND WORN SUSPENSION STABILIZER LINK BALL JOINTS ON BOTH SIDES. REPLACED PT. NOS 15127978 (2). KNOWN PROBLEM ON 2007 LAMDAS AND VUES PER SERVICE MANAGER. NOT A SAFETY ISSUE BUT AN ANNOYANCE. "SERVICE STABILATRAK"/"STABILITY CONTROL OFF" LIGHT (YELLOW TRIANGLE)/MESSAGE CAME ON FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD. DEALER RESET AND SAID I PROBABLY PUSHED SOME BUTTON ON THE DFC. DRIVER INFO BUTTONS DO NOT AFFECT STBILITY CONTROL 
Saturn Outlook in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Oct 2011
Jan 2009

19000 mi
Front windshield wiper linkage broken.  
Apr 2009

23000 mi
HomeLink garage door system would not activate. Replaced HomeLink module, I think. 
Oct 2009

32000 mi
Noise coming from front end - possibly steering or braking system. Dealer noticed "air" in the steering system and topped off the fluid which indeed made the system quieter. The original noise is still there and unchanged. Another visit necessary. 
Jan 2010

34400 mi
Trunk latch malfunction 
Oct 2011

87000 mi
Steering still making noise when sold. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - May 2012
Apr 2007

5000 mi
Wipers became inoperable, towed in the middle of a snow/sleet storm, service stated bolts came off the wiper motor, possibly not tightened at factory. 
Feb 2008

13000 mi
Center dash board compartment was not opening in cold weather, they replaced the compartment. Had to order, bring the car back in for replacement. Driver's door rubbing on frame, they readjusted the door, no more rubbing so far. Got worse as it got colder! Temperature gauge(ambient) not accurate. Knows there is a problem, but they do not have a repair for it yet. Improper placement of sensor under the hood is said to be the problem. 
Dec 2009

35000 mi
Outside thermometer sensor had to be relocated with new parts. TSB Rear struts that hold up tail gate were weak and replaced. 
Jun 2011

52000 mi
Radio would not turn off after the vehicle was turned off. They had to replace door switch. Stablitrac warning indicated. Sensor had to be replaced. 
Oct 2011

55700 mi
Service Brakes lite on and traction control light off, Dealer stated it was because the brake fluid was low. Replaced brake fluid, so far so good. Also had oil change and tire rotation (free) for saturn customers! 
Mar 2012

61000 mi
Air Bag Sensor in bumper went bad, they had to replace it. 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2017
Jul 2017

96000 mi

US $175
low on oil 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

12000 mi
Flash update for transmission. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

97000 mi

US $601
Master brake cylinder started to leak causing console screen displays of "Brake System needs servicing" and "Stabilitrak turned off". My car started to bounce more prominantly. Found out that the front struts are worn out and not functioning well. I got the front struts replaced. 
Dec 2015

160000 mi

US $650
Water leak seen on A Pillars - leak happening in rear fixed moon roof glass. It took about 6 trips at different dealers & shops to identify. Repair included replacing the glass & seal. 
Feb 2017

160000 mi

US $45
Water leak from A pillars both sides. Water leak from passenger rear side light. 
Saturn Outlook in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

114000 mi

US $7
replaced front struts, strut mounts and strut bearings. Driver side axle shaft replaced all four door speakers some window switches not working either on the up or down settings. ABS,Traction and stability control light on dash clunking from rear shocks 
Jan 2017

US $12
replacement of rear hatch latch button 
Mar 2017

116000 mi

US $170
The rear lateral arms and upper control arms had play in the bushings. Replaced complete arms with new bushings. 
Aug 2017

119000 mi

US $55
Replaced, AC Compressor Clutch plate, Coil and bearing 
Sep 2017

119500 mi

US $450
Muffler blew out and tailpipes corroded. Install aftermarket Jones mufflers and custom dual exhaust 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2011
Apr 2007

3000 mi
trans reprogram Unknown part was ordered. 
Aug 2007

5000 mi
lumbar adjuster broke 
Oct 2007

6000 mi
trans reflash 
Nov 2007

7000 mi
Power Steering Pump whine. 
Jan 2010

36000 mi
Power steering pump replaced top storage latch replaced door lock rattled hesitation when accelerating. replaced all 6 coils.  
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2017
Jan 2008

13000 mi
Clicking noise when turning, front strut mount replaced. Lumbar support just broke one day, support was replaced. 
Jul 2008

23000 mi
Sensor for the ABS and traction control became loose and was worn off by tire. 
Aug 2009

45000 mi
Lumbar broke for second time  headlight issue and wiring harness replaced air conditioner surging - not noticed by tech tranny downshifts abruptly to 1st gear when slamming on brakes and then accelerating at a speed over 35mph 
Dec 2009

54000 mi

US $26
Out Christmas shopping and Outlook began to overheat, pulled over and looked under hood to see water pump leaking large amounts of water. Had the vehicle towed to Saturn Dealer in Gainesville. 
Mar 2011

82000 mi
Transmission went out in while driving down road, transmission was rebuilt under warranty. 
Oct 2012

117500 mi
Warranty front head lamp wiring harness replacement, husband is master certified mechanic and he did warranty repair. 
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $600
Axel leaking so caused issues with transmission shifting irregular. Repaired and reprogrammed transmission at GM dealer. 
Jul 2014

163000 mi

US $1500
Engine timing chains replaced, gaskets replaced, water pump, and maintenance services performed per the service bulletin. Husband completed repairs, he is an ASE master certified mechanic. 
Saturn Outlook in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2007 - Apr 2008
Oct 2007

5000 mi
Back driver side window went down all by it self and would not go up. first trip told it was fixed, but it wasn't . 2nd trip three days later it was fixed. 
Saturn Outlook in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2007 - Apr 2019
Apr 2007

1860 mi
Technical Service Bulletin had been issued for a transmission recalibration. Engine was slow to accelerate and had a lag at certain speeds. Software update remedied the problem. 
Nov 2007

8680 mi
When doors were locked using the factory keyfob while one of the doors was still opened, the factory remote start, as well as the key fob, wouldn't work. The dealer ran diagnostics, but found no errors. The problem self-resolved two days before taking i When doors were locked using the factory keyfob while one of the doors was still opened, the factory remote start, as well as the key fob, wouldn't work the next time we went to start the vehicle. The problem self-resolved two days before taking it in to 
Feb 2008

11160 mi
After 3 days of -30* celcius overnight temps, check engine light came on and gas gauge quit accurately reading. Onstar indicated the problem was with the fuel tank sensor. The gas gauge would sometimes not function at all, other times normally, and ... Fuel gauge only working sporadically in -30 temperatures. Dealer advised this was a known problem and GM is working on a fix for this. It's caused by condensation on the fuel tank sensor that occurs in really cold weather. Because the check engine ligh 
Sep 2008

17360 mi
Truck had a sound similar to a power steering whine even after parking. The sound worsened the longer the truck ran. Diagnosis: Power steering pump is leaking, parts ordered. Truck can be driven in the meantime. (warranty repair) 
Oct 2008

17980 mi
Power steering pump had been ordered prior trip, was replaced this trip. 
Dec 2009

26040 mi
Leak in the steering system noticed during visual inspection done during routine service visit. Technical service bulletin indicated updated replacement part available. Part was on hand and dealer successfully replaced. 
Feb 2011

28520 mi
Whining when turning tightly. Mechanic noticed vehicle seemed bumpy during test drive for complaint of steering whining. 
Mar 2011

29140 mi

C $891
Mechanic noticed bumpy ride when doing test drive for whining noise reported in February repair trip. Diagnosed as being front struts having leaked. Follow-up on previous fuel-gauge problem during cold weather. Was informed there is now a TSB. Using a higher ethanol fuel is supposed to prevent the problem from occurring - may be a Canadian specific problem.  
Jul 2013

32960 mi

C $165
While driving in a rainstorm the windshield wipers completely quit working after being on high for 30 minutes. Was told the bolts had come loose so that the gear assembly wasn't touching properly. Bolts were torqued and treated to not slip. 
Dec 2013

33480 mi
Check engine light came on. Timing chain needed to be replaced. Engine had to be dropped to replace it so a/c was recharged and oil replaced as part of the work. Replaced under special GM extended coverage. Water pump started leaking while vehicle in shop for timing chain replacement. Replaced under warranty - dealership wasn't clear what warranty was used. 
Feb 2015

36580 mi

C $540
Power steering pump. (3rd replacement over lifetime of car.) CV Joint cracked and leaking fluid. Replaced and steering aligned. 
Jun 2018

48980 mi

C $5000
The car broke down on way to dealer due to problems with it shifting between gears. Diagnosed as black transmission fluid with metal filings in the fluid and needing transmission replacement. Transmission rebuilt. (Had vehicle towed to this shop from dealer) diagnosed as clutch wave plate having broke which damaged other parts in transmission when it broke. Known issue with transmission and updated parts are available. (Dealer refused to cover the work as the policy from gm that would have paid for the repair expired in feb 2017 - this is a known problem with these transmissions.) Suspension bouncy again. Second time front struts have been replaced in 79,000 km. 
Jan 2019

52080 mi
Stabilitrack warning came on. Traction control quit working. Also difficult to shift in to reverse. Shop checked codes and that transmission was ok. Everything seemed fine and they guessed the code was caused by cold weather. 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

3000 mi
Transmission software update 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2017
Mar 2007

2000 mi
Tranny lag reprogram 
May 2007

6000 mi
Dash glove box lid wouldn't open by normal means - push button latch problem Gas gauge drops from 3/8 +/- tank to empty tank reading overnight. Tank level will move higher only after about 20 minutes of driving. Gas cap lanyard keeps coming loose allowing gas cap to fall to ground when refilling gas tank Dash glovebox replacement that was previously ordered was installed. 
Aug 2007

11000 mi
Window switch located on drivers door intermittently failing to operate passenger side front door window 
Feb 2008

20000 mi
Remote starter buzzes or hums somewhere in engine compartment uncomfortably loud. Sound goes away when key installed and turned to on. At +/- 40 mph when gas pedal is depressed heavily (lead foot) the car on 4 occasions has not accelerated for several long seconds, neither accelerates or bogs down - just stays at speed then after several long seconds finally kicks in - I consider this .. 
Jun 2008

28000 mi
Same shifting lag problem. When travelling at any speed any quick lift off the pedal followed by a quick depression of the accelerator causes a substantial lag period before acceleration happens 
Nov 2008

33000 mi
Intermittently will not shift into park correctly, car rolls away when exiting the vehicle when this happens.  
Dec 2008

38000 mi
Car will not always go into park. Something in transmission or Trans linkage not engaging. Car rolls away in park if safety brake not applied. Car will not always go into park. Something in transmission or Trans linkage not engaging. Car rolls away in park if safety brake not applied. 
Oct 2012

75700 mi
DTC codes PO171 & P0174 ended up being oil contaminated Mass Air Flow sensor 
Dec 2012

79000 mi
Smog system 
Feb 2013

79200 mi

US $1300
p0171 emission controls code returned. Dealer dropped gas tank & replaced gas vent solenoid which (+$850) proved to not be the fault. The problem was a master cylinder leaking into the vacuum booster (+$550) 
Jun 2013

80000 mi
Transmission imploded. Dealer recommended total replacement with a rebuilt transmission. 
Jan 2015

81300 mi

US $750
Timing chain. alignment, injector cleaning 
May 2016

101700 mi

US $600
Power steering pump and steering drive mechanism 
Saturn Outlook in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2011
Mar 2010

40000 mi
Timing chain stretched, alerted by OnStar. Replaced on second visit. With first, dealer didn't understand problem. Cam sensor. 
Saturn Outlook in Missouri, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

174000 mi

US $135
Replaced both front half-axles. CV joint was failing on the passenger side. Purchased new axles from 1A Auto(.com). Took advantage of Autozone free tool rental for special tools. 
Feb 2018

174000 mi
Replaced with rebuilt transmission. Warranty covered since I had last replaced it in May, 2015 for $4200. 
Jun 2018

181000 mi

US $90
Front wheel bearings worn out and replaced. 
Saturn Outlook in Arizona, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

19000 mi
There was a noise when turning the steering wheel. The mechanic told me about it when I took it in for oil change. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

42780 mi
Timing chains replaced.  Transmission re-built (especially reverse gears). 
Saturn Outlook in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

1860 mi
Broken Drivers Seat Lumbar Support Lever 
Dec 2007

4960 mi
Installation of replacement Lumbar Support handle...completed promptly. New handle has metal "band" where factory original was plastic 
Saturn Outlook in Louisiana, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

6000 mi
leak in right body seam unable to repair at present time. windshield removed twice, still leaks. GM says to pull dash and seal from inside. unable to fix properly from outside. other problems have included, rear hatch opening by itself, coputer shutdown, 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jun 2011

62000 mi
Complete transmission replacement 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

55000 mi
Front windshield wipers are slow, dealership told me "pivot is sexing" Did not get it repaired, was quote $244 to fix 
Saturn Outlook in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

26000 mi
Recall repair of leaking sunroof (install drain hose extensions.) 
Sep 2009

30000 mi
Alphanumeric display would not show tire pressures, indicated "service tire pressure monitor." Technician quickly reprogrammed sensors with hand-held device. 
Jul 2010

36000 mi

US $100
check engine light came on. cause determined to be a sensor on fuel tank. not in stock, was ordered, a grating sound occurs when steering wheel is turned. mechanic thought lubrication of a "boot" would cure problem, but it did not. mechanic willing to disassemble steering column to diagnose, but said parts not in stock, week in shop needed Ordered previously, replaced. 
Nov 2010

41000 mi

US $35
Tire pressure monitor quit displaying pressures. Reset as part of tire rotation, and oil service. 
Nov 2011

51000 mi

US $339
Power steering hum. Dealer replaced power steering pump. I payed for system flush, and PS fluid. Computer update. I did not receive TSB Engine overheated, required one gallon of water to top off. Water pump showed signs of leakage. Pump replaced, I payed for system flush, and coolant. 
Jun 2013

68000 mi

US $260
Replaced Steering Gear Housing. Flushed, bled PS system Found increased Copper level in Brake Fluid whaich had been replaced 18,000 earlier. Flushed and replaced brake fluid. 
Mar 2014

77000 mi

US $310
RT FRONT STRUT NEEDED TO BE ADJUSTED TO ALLOW PROPER ALIGNMENT. ALL FOUR TIRES WORE BADLY ON THE INSIDE EDGES BEFORE REPLACEMENT, STRUT WORK, AND RE-ALIGNMENT. 
Apr 2015

92200 mi

US $800
Replace Vent Valve, Gas Cap.Throttle Induction Decarb and Fuel Injector Service 
Jun 2016

106000 mi

US $650
Evap purge filter stuck open. Replaced sticking intake manifold tuning valve 
Sep 2016

109000 mi

US $2100
Alternator putting out zero voltage. Replaced alternator Replaced both front struts because they were leaking fluid Alignment was checked and adjusted. I was concerned because of : 1. Having driven over curb (big bang) 2. Recently had tires rotated and tires are going whump, whump, whump while rolling. Whump sped up as speed increased. Still hear whump. 
Dec 2016

112000 mi

US $155
Lift gate would close after opening about half-way. Problem began after recall mod to tailgate software. Apparently the issue was that the lift gate struts were worn and needed to be replaced 
Mar 2018

126000 mi

US $582
Engine surges, display indicated "check stabilitrac, check traction control, reduced power." Shop unable to diagnose problem. No charge for diagnosis, or repair Throttle Body Failure - Replaced TBI 
Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2010
Nov 2010

47000 mi
check engine light on. had codes P2070 intake manifold tuning valve stuck open and P0433 evap system leak. called dealer and said it would not be covered under warranty. fed up with car-traded in over weekend. 
Saturn Outlook in Kansas, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

7000 mi
reprogram computer. they refused to do this until Saturn customer service called. Ordered new seat hardware on account of shift in seat when stopping and starting also rough feeling when moving seat up or back. 
Mar 2008

14000 mi
Part was sent back to supplier, meant making another appt. when part returns to dealer. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jul 2010
May 2010

33480 mi

C $100
changing Left back turning light bulb 
Saturn Outlook in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Sep 2007 - Oct 2014
Sep 2007

4000 mi
Water leak at brake pedal, sluggish acceleration, poor gas mileage, faulty fuel gauge. ECM reprogram to fix accelaration, gas mileage, faulty fuel gauge. Fixed water leak. 
Oct 2007

10000 mi
September service visit (reflash) left me with an odometer that registers over 3 miles for every mile driven. 
Jun 2014

110000 mi

US $100
Check engine light, transmission hesitation 
Jul 2014

110800 mi

US $600
Airbags lights/sensors 
Saturn Outlook in New Mexico, United States
- Oct 2007
Oct 2007

1900 mi
Update ECM/TCM Hesitation in shifting. It felt like it was missing a gear going up a hill 
Saturn Outlook in Wisconsin, United States
- Mar 2008
Mar 2008

4500 mi
Current problem Outlook is rusting everywhere orange rust spots on every panel. Saturn is currently deciding on what they are doing with it. 
Saturn Outlook in Michigan, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

12000 mi
Covered by Bulletin 07=08-57-002D Moon roof drain lines disconnected causing water leak into driver and passenger compartments. 
Saturn Outlook in Massachusetts, United States
- Jun 2009
Jun 2009

22500 mi
Lemon law--water leaks. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

4340 mi
steering pump failed 
Nov 2007

4960 mi
new updated software for the transmission. was optional upgrade but told we should have it done. 
Mar 2008

9300 mi
Sunroof was leaking under roof. Needed to reseal rubber. 
May 2008

10540 mi
Water leaking through the glove box/door panel. 
Saturn Outlook in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2007 - Aug 2013
Aug 2009

29760 mi
Struts 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Saturn Outlook in Colorado, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

4000 mi
Transmission oil leak - PTO seal to AWD transfer case. Front strut bearings creak when wheels turned. Both need to be replaced. Missing inside wheel well cover on both left and right side. Front of engine (RH wheel well) and rear of transmission (LH wheel well) is completely exposed to road spray. Other Outlooks have covers installed. 
Sep 2007

5000 mi
Strut bearings replaced and LF strut. RF suspension still creaked. Both front strut bearings were replaced with upgraded parts. Both front struts were replaced with upgraded parts. Creaking in front suspension is now gone. Both front wheel well liners were replaced with parts that adequately covered the engine and transmission (upgraded parts). Issue solved. Reflashed engine and transmission computers with new SW. Vehicle shifts and drives smoother. 
Saturn Outlook in Illinois, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

5000 mi
Transmission software and calibration update. Replace hex bolt - Service update. Center console does not open - part on order. Front driver's seat rocks when accelerating. Technician noted concern is normal due to the cleareance in the seat track. 
Apr 2008

7000 mi
Center console on order was replaced. Install new center console, it was warped and another was ordered. New center console installed. 
Saturn Outlook in Maryland, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

3000 mi
A/C blowing hot air, they replaced the TXV values (thermal expansion valves). They also said they think this might become a recall item, as they have had other recent reports with other Saturn outlooks having the same problem. 
Jul 2007

3000 mi
Driver's side seat not latching firmly in place. Seat moves when brakes are applied. Also the seat does not adjust forward/backward/up or down smoothly like it should. 
Aug 2007

7000 mi
Driver seat was not moving correctly on the track while adjusting. Also when brakes were applied the seat would move slightly forward. They replaced the tracks and motor and it is now fixed. 
Saturn Outlook in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

21700 mi
Driver side manual lumber support mechanism (internal) parts replacement. 

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2007 Saturn Outlook 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn Outlook in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

8060 mi
Cold weather driving and the vehicle revved at odd times and seemed sluggish. Heat was not adequate. Then the check front right tire pressure message came up. 
Saturn Outlook in Florida, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2010
May 2010

64000 mi

US $400
Second time in shop for leak in A/C. 
Jun 2010

64000 mi
Back in shop a month later, freon had again leaked out. This time they said it would cost $2,000 to fix. Sold car. 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

6000 mi
rough running at idle 
Saturn Outlook in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

1000 mi
a/c did not work during test drive but was assured it would be fixed before delivery. a/c worked upon delivery but stopped working after 5 days. bad o ring was ordered and replaced. a/c has worked fine since. A/C o-ring installed. 
Mar 2008

6000 mi
Transmission leaking - replaced front seal for torque converter. 
Saturn Outlook in Ohio, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

6000 mi
Rear hatch motor was not working properly. In addition, DVD player broke, 3 times. Also brake light would not turn off when parking brake was disengaged 
Saturn Outlook in Texas, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

1000 mi
Driver's seat "rocks" when in the farthest back position. New track & motor were ordered. 
Jun 2007

3000 mi
Driver's seat "rocks" when in the farthest back position. New track & motor installed. 

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