Saturn ION - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Saturn ION owners have reported a total of 5,171 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 (1,473 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2008 ION
4
  2007 ION
993
  2006 ION
1,473
  2005 ION
700
  2004 ION
1,082
  2003 ION
919

  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 (1,637 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,431 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Saturn ION

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
1,637
  Electrical System
1,431
  Other Fuel System
340
  Engine And Engine Cooling
270
  Air Bag
242
  Gasoline Fuel System
189
  Equipment
188
  Power Train
184
  Vehicle Speed Control
104
  Exterior Lighting
94
   
  Visibility
79
  Structure
71
  Unknown Or Other
65
  Suspension
63
  Service Brakes
59
  Electronic Stability Control
34
  Latches/locks/linkage
33
  Seat Belt
31
  Tire
29
  Wheel
16
  Seats
8
  Interior Lighting
2
  Child Seat
1
  Parking Brake
1


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