Vehicle Speed Control Problems of Saturn ION
Saturn ION owners have reported 25 problems related to vehicle speed control (under the vehicle speed control category).
#1 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
Tl- the vehicle was a 2004 Saturn Ion-3. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the power steering assist failed and the steering wheel became inoperable. The contact managed to exit the roadway without incident however, experienced extreme difficulty in turning the steering wheel. The dealer was notified of the failure who advised that the repair was not under recall and offered no additional assistance. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,755. And the current mileage was 75,756. Kmj. This vehicle speed control issue occurred 09/20/2012.
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#2 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 Saturn ION
The owner has a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact was driving 5 mph when the vehicle stalled. The check engine and power down warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was towed to both a private mechanic and the dealer. The dealer stated that the throttle body sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 56,000 and the current mileage was 57,000. Updated 06/12/lj
the consumer stated the throttle body was replaced four times. The check engine light illuminated. Onstar reported a fuel system problem. Updated 06/13/12. This issue happened on September 9, 2011.
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#3 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
The car involved is a 2004 Saturn Ion. Whilst driving, my car would accelerate on it's own going almost 45-50mph. Pressing the brakes would barely do anything. It won't start when it thinks it's too cold outside, I've had the battery tested multiple times and it is fine. Also, when trying to stop the car and take the key out of the ignition it resists a lot. Happens multiple times a week. This vehicle speed control issue occurred Sat., Oct. 1, 2011.
#4 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 Saturn ION
The car is a 2007 Saturn Ion. The car made a loud noise when I pressed on the gas. It would not accelerate fast enough for the highway and the speedometer was not working. I'm guessing the car could go at max, 20mph. The speedometer remained on 0 while the acceleration had to go up to 3 or 4 just to keep the car moving. The check engine light was on. I took the car to gm dealership/certified Saturn service right then, and they charged me $360 to replace the transmission control module. The service guy told me that when mechanics first did the electrical diagnostic check, the car failed 32 markers, but when they did an electrical diagnostic check after replacing the transmission control module, the results confirmed that all the car's problems have been fixed. This vehicle speed control issue occurred Sat., Jan. 7, 2012.
#5 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2005 Saturn ION
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Saturn Ion. The VIN of this Ion is 1G8AN12F95_. Lost of power steering started some time in 2009,I have no record of the date,but in one of the incidents 06/10/2011 I took a picture of the dashboard showing the date and message on the speedometer. I restarted the engine every time this happen to get it back to power steering . Then I had a situation when I lost speed as I was traveling on a city avenue. The car lost speed when I was traveling around 35 mph,it made a alarm or warning sound and drop down to 10mph and I could not get back to 35mph,I stop the car and I restarted the engine,that was the only way it would recover the power on the engine. It happens two or three times in one month. This issue happened on 06/10/11.
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#6 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
The car involved was a 2004 Saturn Ion. The litany of problems with this unsafe and unreliable vehicle is long and varied. Multiple transmission problems, electrical issues, losing power while driving, etc. . Gm and Saturn knew of these issues, especially the ones concerning the vti transmission, yet they chose to continue to put the public at risk by denying their responsibilities to correct these problems. The only real way, in my opinion, to make this right is to fully recall and replace these vehicles. This car has been nothing but a nightmare since I bought it brand new in late 2003 and continues to be a hazard. Please force gm to do the right thing and get these cars off the road before someone gets killed. It was December 1, 2003 when this vehicle speed control issue happened.
#7 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Saturn Ion. VIN of the vehicle was 1G8AJ52F24_. When entering a highway and gathering speed, I removed my foot from the gas pedal and the car continued to accelerate. I applied the brakes but the car reached 85mph. I hit the gas pedal and the vehicle began to decelerate. I pulled off the road and turned off the vehicle. I restarted the vehicle and drove home (10 miles) without further incident. The failure date was Tue., Jan. 3, 2012.
#8 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G8A152F83_. The vehicle is a 2003 Saturn Ion. The contact stated the vehicle abnormally accelerated without warning. The engine rpms raced even after the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle was hesitant to stop. The contact had to slam the vehicle into park in order to correct the failure. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 180,000. The failure date was Thursday, December 15, 2011.
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#9 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 Saturn ION
I purchased a 2007 Saturn Ion 3 quad coup in 2006. In April of 2007 the car began to make loud noised when starting it. It would idle high at stops and would feel like I was rolling gravel when coming to a stop and accelerating from a stop. I made an appointment for service. Saturn made me wait an entire week for an appointment. By time I brought my car in my check engine light was on. Saturn said they found nothing wrong but just updated the computer chip. Not even a week later the same problem occurred. I brought it in and this time they said the throttle body was broke. They claim to have replaced it. Two weeks ago I had the same issues. Loud noises, high idling, the car would literally jump back when I started it. I brought it in again, they said nothing was wrong and just updated the computer again. Yesterday as I was driving my car just stopped. Thank god no one was behind me because I would have been rear ended. I see no reason why their mechanics can't figure out what is wrong. Are they cutting corners to be able to "fix" more cars in one day. I don't see why a two year old car should have all these issues. I see from many blogs and web pages that people are having a lot of problems with this model Saturn. I think that gm should step up and do something about this, besides discontinue the make of the car which they already did. This is no longer an inconvenience, it's absolute frustration. I paid a lot of money for a car to be dependable and to get me from point a to point b safely. I do not want to be locked in my house because I'm afraid to get stranded somewhere. This vehicle speed control issue occurred Monday, Apr. 14, 2008.
#10 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 Saturn ION
The VIN of this vehicle was 1G8AL55FX7_. Had a recall on 2007 Saturn Ion and was told that bennet motor company was not correcting the problem as Saturn has closed what are we suppose to do also had a problem with the gas pedal on this car also it would not go as it was not getting gas. This issue happened on 11/08/09.
#11 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2005 Saturn ION
The car was a 2005 Saturn Ion. Consumer complained about electrical problems. While driving and looking at the dashboard all the gauges shined, indicating that nothing was operating normally. The gas gauge/ speedometer, and battery meter, etc. It was 03/11/2005 when this vehicle speed control issue occurred.
#12 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2005 Saturn ION
The car involved is a 2005 Saturn Ion. There was crash involved with this Saturn Ion. The VIN of the car is 1G8AG52F05_. The contact stated intermittently the vehicle will accelerate with the contact's foot on the brake. The vehicle has been to the dealership, and they were unable to duplicate the problem, and no codes were found. This caused the consumer's vehicle to rear end another vehicle. There was property damage. The hood buckled and the grill was damaged. There have been no repairs done. The consumer experienced electrical problems such as the right front turn signal, which turned out to be a loose connection. The vehicle would not start until 10 minutes after the initial start. It was determined the vehicle needed a new module. Updated 01/25/06. This vehicle speed control problem happened on Mon., Dec. 12, 2005.
#13 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
The vehicle is a 2004 Saturn Ion. While the vehicle parked while running the vehicle idling high on its own. The driver noticed while driving the vehicle would hesitate and would stalled. The driver tried to restart,but was able to do so. The driver was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer. The mechanic informed the driver that the vehicle was operating as design. (possible valve sticking) when accelerating from stop, the vehicle would hesitate, then take off at a high rate of speed. This would also occur in reverse as well. There were times when accidents would almost occur. There would be high rpm's of 6000 plus. This was an intermittent problem. It was believed to be a problem with the vti transmission. Additional problems: wind noise when sunshade was cracked, turn signal would not cancel on turns and the chime would go off and was an intermittent problems, the driver's side dash seemed loose and or misaligned, and the wipers would not clear the window. It was 07/15/04 when this vehicle speed control issue occurred.
#14 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
2004 Saturn Ion. While driving on the freeway at approximately 60-65 mph the vehicle began to slow down to almost no power. The rpms went to the red area, and the engine began to make a strange noise. The consumer coasted off the road, after a block or two she got back on the freeway. When driving at freeway speeds the vehicle began to do the same thing again. The vehicle was then taken to the dealership. The vehicle is currently at the dealership and they may not be able to get to it until Monday. This happened on September 15, 2005. (11/15/05). This vehicle speed control issue occurred Sep. 15, 2005.
#15 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
VIN of the vehicle was 1G8AG52FX4_. 2004 Saturn Ion 1 the car revs it's engine to over 3000 rpms when you put the car into park and idle. If you shut off the car it is ok, but if you put it into gear the car the lurches forward unsafely. The failure date was Saturday, December 22, 2007.
#16 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Saturn Ion. I purchased vehicle in 2004 brand new. The car continues to have a high idle creating a very dangerous driving situation. I must reset the battery once a week to restore it to normal. It seems to be fine for a week and high idle comes back. I have difficulty starting the car in the cold winter months. I must turn the headlights on to warm up the battery before trying to start car. Saturn was no help. Now I am stuck with a lemon! help!. It was 09/15/04 when this vehicle speed control issue occurred.
#17 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 Saturn ION
Consumer owns a 2004 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the throttle suddenly jammed and the vehicle began revving uncontrollably. The contact had to place the vehicle in neutral and coasted to the side. After inspecting the vehicle, he went under his hood and placed the throttle back in its proper place. The vehicle was then towed to his home. It had not been inspected by a dealer nor had it been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 129,000. This vehicle speed control issue occurred Jan. 24, 2011.
#18 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G8AJ52F33_. I bought a Saturn Ion in early August of 2003. I have had 5 separate occasions where the vehicle has stalled out on me and had no control of the car what so ever! the latest time was at the interstate at 65 miles per hour with an eight wheeler truck right behind me. Had I not thought quick and put the car in neutral and restarted the car or else I would have been hit it the rear by a several ton vehicle. I could have been killed! the entire power to the car dies !! the steering column locks up and you the entire car "shuts down" and you are stuck in front of another car w/ only the prayer of restarting your Saturn Ion so that you are not killed! the first person I spoke with in the service department told me that he had heard of this in a "couple of other cars" the service manager claimed he had no knowledge of what the "first service technician was talking about. " I am outraged that Saturn said they would try to get the car to "duplicate" this problem for them. I have told them that it is not something that happens everyday or even every week. Their response was "we can't fix what we do not know is broken" I am going to ask that the car be returned to gmac which is the lean holder! I do not think this is a safe vehicle for myself and my small children. "I strongly discourage others from purchasing the Saturn Ion !!!! I feel as if I have been riding in a death trap!! outraged unfortunate Saturn owner of winston-salem. It was 10/17/2003 when this vehicle speed control issue occurred.
#19 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
The car involved is a 2003 Saturn Ion. The VIN of this vehicle was 1G8AL54F43_. The two Saturn 2003 Ions I have driven (including my current vehicle) have a transmission problem where, when engaging in third gear, the transmission will "freewheel" for several seconds before engaging with a lurch. The problem can be created by accelerating around a corner while the transmission is shifting from second to third. The cars were manufactured in March/April, 2003. This vehicle speed control issue occurred Dec. 12, 2003.
#20 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Saturn Ion. While driving at any speed and when first accelerating vehicle would bog down and stall. Vehicle had been to the dealer on four occasions, but dealer was unable to duplicate or resolve the problem. This problem occurred on Tuesday, September 23, 2003.
#21 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Saturn Ion. There was crash involved with this problem. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G8AL52F43_. Throttle froze during the winter months. Consumer contacted manufacturer, and was told that because warranty expired they will not make any repairs without consumer first paying for it. Also, headlight covers were covered with a film that made visibility difficult. On 3-7-04 the vehicle was involved in an accident. When the consumer took her foot off the gas but the vehicle did not slow down. The vehicle began to slide then rolled over. The driver sustain double whiplash and left shoulder muscle spasms. The vehicle was not totaled. On 6-16-04 the front passenger side wheel bearing was replaced. This vehicle speed control problem happened on March 7, 2004.
#22 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
The car is a 2003 Saturn Ion. The vehicle stalled while driving on the freeway and going down a hill. The vehicle accelerated up to 5,000 rpm's and would not go down until the vehicle was on a flat surface. Provide further details. This problem occurred on October 20, 2004.
#23 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
The car was a 2003 Saturn Ion. While driving, the consumer noticed the vehicle would accelerate from 5 to 20 miles on its own. The consumer applied the brakes, but the pedal went to the floor and the vehicle continued to speed. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle. The driver has electrical windows and locks failed. The window would roll up and down intermittently. The door latch would do the same. The master cylinder was replaced as well. These problem continue to occurred and has not been resolved. The driver has informed the mechanic about the problem. Please fill in additional information. This issue happened on Nov. 2, 2004.
#24 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
The car involved is a 2003 Saturn Ion. VIN of the vehicle was 1G8AG52F53_. I have had my car in for the same repair 4 times since I got it in may 2003. What happens is the car will rev and/or accelerate (sometimes in park, sometimes in drive) on its own. It has accelerated, almost causing me to go through an intersection with my toddler in the car. It occurs without warning, & Saturn has temporarily fixed the problem under warranty each time. The throttle is replaced each time, but there is a recurrent pattern every 4-6 months, as shown on record with Saturn. I was told by Saturn that they investigated the issue, only finding it in one other car. Being as that problem was solved with the other car, & being as my car was just fixed again, they are unwilling to deal with this issue. It was Wednesday, January 4, 2006 when this vehicle speed control issue happened.
#25 - Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 Saturn ION
The vehicle was a 2003 Saturn Ion. When the heater is operated, the vehicle would idle extremely high. The failure has been occurring since fall of 2006. The contact stopped at a traffic light and the failure recurred. Suddenly, the vehicle accelerated without the accelerator pedal being depressed. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failures. The manufacturer stated that if the dealer could not duplicate the failures, then nothing could be done. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 33,000 and current mileage was 74,300. The failure date was Jun. 10, 2006.
Other Vehicle Speed Control related problems of Saturn ION:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||25|
|Cruise Control problems||12|
|Accelerator Pedal problems||9|
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||6|
|Accelerator Stuck problems||5|
|Speed Control Linkage problems||1|
|Speed Control Springs problems||1|