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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
5,096
  VUE
2,810
  LS
1,780
  Outlook
1,705
  Aura
1,686
  SL2
758
  SKY
492
  SL1
478
  SL
348
  SC2
277
  Relay
180
  Astra
168
  SC1
138
  SW2
104
  SC
66
  Vue Hybrid
61
  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 16,196 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 1078.8. Cars from Saturn's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (3,106 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
751
  2001 Saturn
873
  2002 Saturn
989
  2003 Saturn
1,743
  2004 Saturn
1,395
  2005 Saturn
1,023
  2006 Saturn
1,853
  2007 Saturn
3,106
  2008 Saturn
2,106
  2009 Saturn
740
  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 3,111 problems reported. The second most common Saturn car problem is related to the vehicle's steering (2,391 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Saturn vehicles



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