Saturn ION - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Saturn ION owners have reported a total of 5,213 problems for their cars built in the 6 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Saturn ION. The 2006 Saturn ION cars have the most problems reported (1,483 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Saturn ION

Model Year Number of Problems
  2008 ION
4
  2007 ION
1,006
  2006 ION
1,483
  2005 ION
705
  2004 ION
1,089
  2003 ION
926

  Common problems of Saturn ION

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Saturn ION cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (1,654 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,439 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Saturn ION

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
1,654
  Electrical System
1,439
  Other Fuel System
347
  Engine And Engine Cooling
271
  Air Bag
243
  Equipment
190
  Gasoline Fuel System
189
  Power Train
184
  Vehicle Speed Control
104
  Exterior Lighting
95
   
  Visibility
80
  Structure
72
  Unknown Or Other
65
  Suspension
64
  Service Brakes
59
  Electronic Stability Control
35
  Latches/locks/linkage
33
  Seat Belt
31
  Tire
29
  Wheel
17
  Seats
8
  Interior Lighting
2
  Parking Brake
1
  Child Seat
1


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