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
5,223
  VUE
2,992
  Aura
1,916
  Outlook
1,825
  LS
1,792
  SL2
758
  SKY
526
  SL1
478
  SL
360
  SC2
277
  Relay
184
  Astra
177
  SC1
138
  SW2
104
  Vue Hybrid
69
  SC
68
  SW1
21
  SW
19
  Sky Redline
10

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

Owners of Saturn cars have reported a total of 16,937 problems across all Saturn models built from year 2010 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Saturn models, is 1128.2. Cars from Saturn's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (3,312 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2010 Saturn
33
  2009 Saturn
888
  2008 Saturn
2,307
  2007 Saturn
3,312
  2006 Saturn
1,909
  2005 Saturn
1,055
  2004 Saturn
1,434
  2003 Saturn
1,772
  2002 Saturn
1,003
  2001 Saturn
878
  2000 Saturn
756
  1999 Saturn
308
  1998 Saturn
327
  1997 Saturn
459
  1996 Saturn
482

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 3,221 problems reported. The second most common Saturn car problem is related to the vehicle's steering (2,540 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Saturn vehicles



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