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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 Sky Redline.

Table 1. Compare Saturn models

Saturn Model Number of Problems
  ION
4,974
  VUE
2,665
  LS
1,762
  Outlook
1,658
  Aura
1,569
  SL2
758
  SL1
478
  SKY
435
  SL
347
  SC2
277
  Relay
175
  Astra
147
  SC1
138
  SW2
104
  SC
64
  Vue Hybrid
56
  SW1
21
  SW
15
  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 15,653 problems for all Saturn models built from year 1996 to 2010. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Saturn models is 1042.6. Saturn's 2007 model year cars have the most problems reported (2,949 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
455
  1998 Saturn
327
  1999 Saturn
307
  2000 Saturn
749
  2001 Saturn
864
  2002 Saturn
978
  2003 Saturn
1,708
  2004 Saturn
1,359
  2005 Saturn
1,005
  2006 Saturn
1,794
  2007 Saturn
2,949
  2008 Saturn
1,951
  2009 Saturn
684
  2010 Saturn
29

Common problems of Saturn Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Saturn cars. The number one most common problem of Saturn is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 3,029 problems reported. The second most common Saturn car problem is related to the vehicle's steering (2,325 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Saturn vehicles



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