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
5,136
  VUE
2,876
  LS
1,788
  Aura
1,760
  Outlook
1,742
  SL2
758
  SKY
512
  SL1
478
  SL
356
  SC2
277
  Relay
181
  Astra
169
  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 16,451 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 1095.8. Cars from Saturn's 2007 model year have the most problems reported (3,179 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
308
  2000 Saturn
756
  2001 Saturn
877
  2002 Saturn
995
  2003 Saturn
1,748
  2004 Saturn
1,407
  2005 Saturn
1,036
  2006 Saturn
1,874
  2007 Saturn
3,179
  2008 Saturn
2,169
  2009 Saturn
791
  2010 Saturn
32

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 3,138 problems reported. The second most common Saturn car problem is related to the vehicle's steering (2,449 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Saturn vehicles



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