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2000 Saturn S-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (51%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

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2000 Saturn S-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (58%)

Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2000 Saturn S-Series

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Saturn S-Series in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

193000 mi

US $450
trans shot intake gasket shot 
Saturn S-Series in Nevada, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2011
Oct 2010

153000 mi

US $300
replaced radiator, fan, valve cover gasket 
Saturn S-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

116000 mi
Oil leak - gasket 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Wagon

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Ohio, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

247000 mi

US $300
Starter replaced 
Apr 2016

250300 mi

US $100
Bad alternator, part warrantied, labor cost only 
Sep 2016

267000 mi
Excessive oil usage, rod knock 
Saturn S-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2014

180000 mi

US $107
Heard wheel noise at front end. Tested each wheel found to be the passenger side. Bearing and hub was replaced. 
Jan 2015

US $100
New bearing and wheel hub installed on front passenger side. 
Apr 2015

183300 mi
New bearing and wheel hub installed on front driver side. 
Jun 2015

185000 mi

US $90
Charcoal evap canister for fuel emissions was clogged and needed replacing. Gas tank dropped, canister replaced, everything reinstalled. 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Wagon

100-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Utah, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2013
Sep 2009

135000 mi
The alternator died, and we replaced it with a warranty replacement from Auto Zone. 
Dec 2012

155000 mi

US $50
Radiator was leaking. Replaced radiator. 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn S-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2014
Jun 2013

87000 mi

US $50
Oxygen sensor 
Jan 2014

92000 mi

US $100
Exhaust Pipe replaced 
Aug 2014

95200 mi

US $80
Upper Engine Mount Replaced 
Sep 2014

96000 mi

US $350
All Shocks, Front control arms and Tie rod ends clutch Replaced 
Saturn S-Series in Utah, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

80000 mi

US $60
Replace transmission fluid pressure solenoid in valve body. Bad solenoid was causing super hard shifting. 
Jul 2009

135000 mi

US $60
Replaced intake manifold, crack in the cooling line that runs through it. Problem caused by a bad ECTS preventing the radiator fan from switching on. Replaced ECTS also. 
Jun 2010

157000 mi
EGR Valve Replacement 
Saturn S-Series in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

65100 mi
Starting motor not working. Roll-started car. Shop could not replicate. 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2015
Aug 2010

110000 mi

US $85
CEL traced to gas cap. $70 for diagnostic, $15 to buy cap myself. 
Oct 2010

112000 mi

US $1
CEL light again. Don't remember exact problem. 
Dec 2010

114000 mi

US $3
The paseenger side tie rod was loose and replaced. The right tail light wiring assembly's (brake, reverse + turn) brake light didn't illuminate. I replaced the tail light wiring assembly. The gas tank fill neck rusted and caused the "check engine" light to glow. It caused a leak in the evaporative emissions system. I fixed the problem by removing the rust with steel wool. 
Jan 2011

115000 mi

US $230
Replaced tie rod end (drivers side) and front-end alignment 
May 2011

118700 mi
replaced the trunk latch because the light switch wore out 
Feb 2013

141200 mi

US $150
Replaced thermostat and engine coolant temperature sensor and drained and re-filled the anti-freeze as part of the thermostat and ECTS repair. 
Feb 2014

159000 mi
rear stabilizer links are broken 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

100-horsepower 1.9L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn S-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

166000 mi
Left wheel bearing went out. 
Saturn S-Series in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

134000 mi

US $108
Battery Died. 
Saturn S-Series in Oregon, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

101000 mi

US $1500
AC repaired O2 sensor repaired 
Saturn S-Series in Maryland, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2014
Mar 2009

122000 mi

US $100
Reduced engine response and fuel economy. 
Jun 2009

125000 mi

US $665
Noise upon braking (was not the normal "low pad" noise). System leaks at rear wheel cyl as well as front caliper. Had both wheel cyl's and both calipers replaced, as well as rear shoes. 
Saturn S-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

106000 mi

US $105
Popping sound from left front wheel. R&R CV axle. Problem somewhat went away. Tie rod will need to be replaced soon. 
Saturn S-Series in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2013
Nov 2010

141000 mi

US $70
Replaced water pump 
Mar 2011

146000 mi

US $75
Passenger side axle broke while driving. Replaced with new axle. 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Sedan

100-horsepower 1.9L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn S-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Nov 2016
May 2014

54900 mi
Windshield wiper motor failed due to water ingress; wiper motor replaced; debris cleaned out (caused water buildup) New windshield wiper motor installed in previous trip failed; another new one installed. 
Oct 2014

57300 mi

US $400
Check engine light on. Evap system issue.  Replaced coolant temperature sensor. Replaced thermostat. 
Nov 2016

67000 mi
Air conditioning not working. Diagnosis only; no repair. 
Saturn S-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
May 2011

144700 mi

US $400
1st threw a gear, 2nd leaked when tranny mount broke off because of pothole. 3/4 were bad rebuilt trannys, weren't driven enough to see if worked, current one needs torque converter, all have had range sensor problems and kicked in R 
Saturn S-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2013
Aug 2013

139100 mi

US $400
Tensioner belt 

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2000 Saturn S-Series 4dr Coupe

124-horsepower 1.9L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn S-Series in Delaware, United States
Mar 2014 - Jan 2015
Apr 2014

105300 mi
Sway bar bushings worn causing the ball joints to wear. Replaced lower control arms including sway bar bushings Starter would not crank when cold. 
May 2014

105000 mi

US $20
A/C pump failed, replaced A/C pump, evacuated, and recharged system. Water pump bearings failed, replace water pump. Found a mix of green and Dexcool coolant from previous owner likely accelerating pump bearing wear. Valve cover gasket leaking oil in to #3 and #4 spark plug wells. Replaced valve cover gasket. 
Jun 2014

107000 mi
Found a crack in the front subframe caused from the bad sway bar bushings allowing control arm movement causing a stress fracture. Added a 1/8" metal plate and welded it. 
Sep 2014

109000 mi
Slight stutter during low throttle/low RPM events. Found 1 ignition coil with a loose core and broken ground strap. Ignition coils were cheap aftermarket. Replaced with OEM coils. 
Oct 2014

109200 mi

US $50
Spark knock during low RPM high throttle events. Compression was higher than usual. Pulled spark plugs and noted excessive carbon on the piston tops. Soaked pistons in Seafoam overnight, ran engine, replaced oil/filter and spark plugs. Noted crack in exhaust downpipe at front bracket. Middle exhaust hanger almost rusted through. Replaced exhaust manifold/downpipe, fixed exhaust hanger. 
Dec 2014

110000 mi
O2 sensor went bad again. Replaced with a spare I had laying around. 

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