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Saturn - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Saturn models

The following chart shows the Saturn models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Saturn has sold far more ION model cars than the Sky Redline model.

Table 1. Compare Saturn models

Saturn Model Number of Problems
  ION
5,037
  VUE
2,749
  LS
1,773
  Outlook
1,691
  Aura
1,638
  SL2
758
  SL1
478
  SKY
473
  SL
347
  SC2
277
  Relay
175
  Astra
164
  SC1
138
  SW2
104
  SC
66
  Vue Hybrid
58
  SW1
21
  SW
18
  Sky Redline
10

Number of problems reported for all models of Saturn built from year 1996 to 2010.

Owners of Saturn cars have reported a total of 15,975 problems across all Saturn models built from year 1996 to 2010. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Saturn models, is 1064.1. Cars from Saturn's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (3,037 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Saturn
480
  1997 Saturn
458
  1998 Saturn
327
  1999 Saturn
307
  2000 Saturn
750
  2001 Saturn
869
  2002 Saturn
986
  2003 Saturn
1,732
  2004 Saturn
1,381
  2005 Saturn
1,016
  2006 Saturn
1,827
  2007 Saturn
3,037
  2008 Saturn
2,043
  2009 Saturn
717
  2010 Saturn
31

Common problems of Saturn Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Saturn cars. The number one most common problem of Saturn cars is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 3,081 problems reported. The second most common Saturn car problem is related to the vehicle's steering (2,360 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Saturn vehicles



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