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Difficulty Shifting

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com Notes: Ahh, the 2004 Saturn Ion: defective transmission, deadly ignition switch, temperamental power steering and a cheap plastic exterior that won’t protect you in a crash. What more could you want?

The 2004 Ion was part of GM’s massive ignition switch recall where it was revealed they waited 10 years – and let 13 people die – before doing anything about it. It also features GM’s now infamous VTi continuously variable transmission. Let me tell you, the only thing the VTi did continuously was fail on its owners. GM scrapped it after only two model years.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
108,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Saturn Ion transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 052015

Ion Redline

  • Manual transmission
  • 108,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have had recent issues shifting into gears. Especially into reverse. I almost have to place two hands on the shifter to pull it back into reverse. It is really difficult just to pull it into gear. No ideas right now as to what needs to be done to fix it.

- , Battle Creek, MI, USA

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