Saturn SL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Saturn SL owners have reported a total of 360 problems for their cars built in the 7 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 SL. The 2000 Saturn SL cars have the most problems reported (68 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2002 SL
60
  2001 SL
53
  2000 SL
68
  1999 SL
53
  1998 SL
26
  1997 SL
40
  1996 SL
50

  Common problems of Saturn SL

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for Saturn SL cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (65 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (59 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Saturn SL

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
65
  Electrical System
59
  Power Train
33
  Service Brakes
32
  Equipment
32
  Steering
23
  Air Bag
22
  Seats
14
  Tire
13
  Seat Belt
11
   
  Structure
10
  Suspension
9
  Unknown Or Other
7
  Exterior Lighting
7
  Vehicle Speed Control
6
  Visibility
5
  Wheel
4
  Gasoline Fuel System
2
  Other Fuel System
2
  Interior Lighting
1
  Parking Brake
1
  Air Brake
1
  Latches/locks/linkage
1


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