Saturn SL2 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Saturn SL2 owners have reported a total of 758 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 SL2. The 1996 Saturn SL2 cars have the most problems reported (164 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Saturn SL2

Model Year Number of Problems
  2002 SL2
47
  2001 SL2
47
  2000 SL2
87
  1999 SL2
111
  1998 SL2
139
  1997 SL2
163
  1996 SL2
164

  Common problems of Saturn SL2

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Saturn SL2 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (110 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (97 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Saturn SL2

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
110
  Power Train
97
  Electrical System
96
  Service Brakes
77
  Visibility
41
  Seat Belt
38
  Tire
38
  Seats
36
  Air Bag
36
  Structure
29
   
  Steering
27
  Vehicle Speed Control
27
  Suspension
21
  Exterior Lighting
15
  Unknown Or Other
13
  Equipment
12
  Latches/locks/linkage
11
  Gasoline Fuel System
11
  Other Fuel System
7
  Parking Brake
6
  Air Brake
4
  Interior Lighting
2
  Child Seat
2
  Wheel
2


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