Saturn ION owners have reported 10 problems related to power window (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the driver side door failed to open or shut and all the power windows failed to operate. The dealer was not able to open the driver side door and could not continue servicing the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000.
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I attempted to put my window down and I pressed the down side of the button several times before it actually rolled down.
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2003 Saturn Ion . Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall issues
the consumer stated the vehicle was purchased new and she was never informed of a recall regarding the body control module which she was having problems with. The consumer stated the problem first started when the driver side window dropped when she closed the door. Then it would not stay up. Then half of the dash went black. The next window would go up and down on its own with no contact of any type. Then the controls to the electric windows stopped working completely and the electronic lock/opening device would not open the doors any longer or lock the trunk. The consumer was informed she would have to pay for a diagnostic test. The consumer also stated there was also a problem with the transmission. The vehicle did not react to being in park, so therefore, she had difficulty removing the keys from the ignition. The O2 sensor and the ignition switch had to be replaced. The consumer stated the transmission was never properly replaced. On one occasion, the vehicle stalled and the steering locked up.
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Power window on driver side and now on right back passenger side won't work. Have had to take to dealer 2 times and will have to take it in again for the right back passenger window. I have not had this car more than 2 years.
3/4 windows motor stopped functioning at various points of time. The front driver and two rear passenger windows all do not roll down. Upon inspection, the motor clicks and receives power but the windows fail to move.
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The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. When the vehicle was stationary, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and the technician stated the failure was contributed to a crack in the fuel tank line. The fuel pump was replaced by an independent mechanic. The contact had concerns of a potential safety hazard. The failure mileage was 55,200 and the current mileage was 55,595. Updated 12/07/09. The dealer also fixed the front window that had dropped into the door, a cracked speaker and dome light. Updated 12/08/09.
2003 Saturn Ion 1. During cold weather the passenger side window frosts. The controls are set for defrost, air on and blower medium high. Even with the blower on high there is very little air coming from the passenger side defrost outlet. A CO-worker has a similar problem with his Ion. The dealer said the system is operating as designed. 2. The hood latch freezes and the hood cant be opened to add window washer fluid. Sometimes you can get the hood open but you cant relatch the hood completely without pushing the hood release handle down. A CO-worker has a similar problem with his Ion. 3. Some the edges on interior plastic parts on the are very sharp. The worst is the compartment door to the left drivers leg. This popped open and had a sharp rough edge. As I exited the car I cut my leg. I fixed this myself by filling the edge.
The driver's side door leaks at the top. Condensation gathers on the upper inside of the door and drips on the drivers leg, as well as on the power window/locks switches, which could cause corrosion or a short in the electrical system.
I have an 06 Saturn Ion that has had the ignition switch go out on it right as we have no warranty on it, of course. We contacted Saturn head office and tried to explain to them that there seems to be a need for a recall on this vehicle. Not only has the ignition switch gone out the window to the driver side no longer will go up. We owned the car only two days when the same window fell off the track for no reason and they had to fix it. My father also owns the same year make and model car and the window on his driver side also went out just a couple of months ago. There seems to be several recurring issues with this vehicle that I see not only one person is having. They recalled the older model of this car for the same problem with the ignition. This vehicle is too new to have this many incidents occur.
Consumer having problems getting two recalls performed on the vehicle. When the consumer tried to make an appointment, the dealership told the consumer he had heard of the recall but was not familiar with what it said, the consumer wanted to make an appointment for the weekend, but was told the most skilled mechanics worked weekdays. The consumer felt the dealership had only been minimally informed of the recall.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Window problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages problems||
|Sun Roof problems||
|Rear Window Wiper Washer problems||
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||
|Side/rear Glass problems||