Saturn ION owners have reported 14 problems related to wiring (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the key was stuck in the run position and was unable to shut off the vehicle. In addition, the key would become stuck in the ignition and he would be unable to release the key. The contact also stated that the he would have to unhook the wiring harness to shut off the vehicle. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000. Ne.
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The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the rear door failed to open. In addition, the front passenger side window failed to open. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who informed that there was a wiring failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. While parked, the contact attempted to remove the key from the ignition but was unable to because the key had become stuck. The contact stated that in order to shut off the vehicle off he had to disconnect the battery. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the lock assembly and the wiring harness would have to be replaced. After the repair the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. The current mileage was 121,459. Kmj.
The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that during cold weather the vehicle intermittently failed to start. During the failure, the engine rpms would momentarily increase and the security warning light would illuminate. The contact stated that the security light indicated that the vehicle did not recognize the key. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that the failure may be due to a wiring issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 88,000.
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Car will not shut off, after contacting dealer was advised to disconnect the wiring harness from the battery. Wheel sporadically locks up while driving which can causes you to loose control of the vehicle. No warning lights come on at all. Previously had this same issue with power steering in December which went out and almost caused an accident. Gm has recalled several vehicles for this same safety hazard however did not include Saturns in the recall.
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Sometimes as I am driving, the power steering in my 2006 Saturn Ion stops working and I can't turn the vehicle. If I have to make a turn, I have to try to move the wheel. I have caused major delays and almost been in a few wrecks due to troubles turning the steering wheel. The power steering will not work until I turn the vehicle off and then restart it after a few minutes. The other problem I am having is turning the vehicle on in the morning which I have done the research on and found it is a very common problem for Saturn. There is a problem with the wiring components of the vehicle and once I turn the key I have to give it at least 10 minutes before it will turn on. Then I can't turn it off until I get to where I need to go or I have to wait again for at least another 10 minutes. This presents a big problem if I have to stop for gas, because I can't turn my car off at the pump or I am stuck at the gas pump for at least 10 minutes and sometimes longer.
Failure of a wiring harness in a front door that controls windows, mirrors and door lock. A 2004 Saturn Ion with 25, 106 miles had 5 broken wires in the drivers door. The left rear door has no power at the window switch. This failure is due to an inherent design flaw that forces tiny wires to bend 2 times at 90 degrees and be slammed by a door!! think of the safety of unlocking a door in a panic situation or driving with a window down in rain, sleet, cold, etc. , and a fuse is not the problem.
In 2005 a recall was issued for the 2004 Saturn Ion front headlamps. I had the recalled parts replaced. For the past few months my left blinker has gone out about five times. I have replaced bulbs, had the dealer replace the sockets, and am now about to have the wiring harness replaced. The dealer said that no one else has had this problem. However, I have been researching the problem and have found hundreds of the same occurrences online and have seen other Saturn Ions around town with the same blinker out. I believe this problem is not normal wear and tear. I believe it is directly related to the 2005 recall.
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. While driving 1-50 mph in wet, slippery, or icy roads, the tires would spin out and cause the vehicle to lose control and the throttle power failed for 5-8 seconds. In November of 2007, the dealer stated that they could not duplicate the failure; however, they stated that the wiring harness needed to be replaced due to the air conditioner. After it snowed, the vehicle also began to spin and lose power while driving uphill and then slid back down. On February 13, 2008, the dealer stated that the failure was due to the fuel regulator and kept the vehicle for over three weeks. An unauthorized driver at the dealer crashed the vehicle into a ditch with two feet of water, causing water to enter the headlights. The contact has 56 photos available. He was advised that his vehicle does not qualify for the lemon law. The VIN, engine size, number of cylinders, transmission type, powertrain, and fuel type were unknown. The current mileage was 38,200 and failure mileage was 11,000.
The front left indicator turn signal light and front left daytime running light work sporadically. I've been told by a Saturn repair technician that both run on the same circuit. Also, the engine light goes on sporadically.
I had an electrical problem with my car that I believe is a flaw in the design of the car. First my automatic door locks stopped working and a "service vehicle" light came on. I took the car to the dealer. They replace a blown fuse. Two to three days later the same problem occurred again. I just did not have time to take the car in again to have a "blown fuse" replaced again. Approximately a month later it had gotten to the point that my car would not start. I had the car towed to the dealer. They finally (after having my car for a day and a half) figured out what was wrong with the car. The driver's door has a wire inside it for the automatic locks. Rolling the driver's side window up and down caused the wire to chaffe and become bare. The wire would touch something metal in the door and blow the fuse. This, in my opinion, could cause a fire hazard or other safety issues.
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle would not shift out of first gear. The service engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. It was started after one half hour and moved off the road. The vehicle was towed to the dealer twice where an undetermined part was replaced in the transmission and the ignition switch was also replaced. The problem reoccurred and the vehicle was driven to the dealer and the wring harness was replaced. The problem has not reoccurred.
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Car will randomly not start and will only start again with new spark plugs.
My turn signals do not work in the front of my car due to a shortage or something and also my car shakes and looses power when I have my air conditioner on.