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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems

2006 Saturn Ion (Page 2 of 2)

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CarComplaints.com Notes: When it comes to the 2006 Ion, the biggest questions are: what big problem is going to pop up next? And how long until GM chooses to address it?

The 2006 Ion has a defective ignition switch that gave owners fits. Their keys would get stuck in the ignition, the engine wouldn’t shut off or in some cases it would shut off at the most dangerous time. The ignition was eventually recalled as part of one of the largest recalls of all-time , but it took GM 10 years to do it. Then there’s this car’s temperamental power steering which is prone to stop working randomly while driving. It too was eventually recalled, even if GM took their sweet time about it.

Lastly, it turns out a car built with plastic doors, fenders and bumpers – while fun for a game of “shopping cart bocce” – is horrible for safety.

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,612 miles

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2006 Saturn Ion fuel system problems

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2006 Saturn Ion Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

Jul 132011

Ion 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles

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

I have a Saturn Ion VIN number [xxx], this car has a recall for fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump, well my car has a fuel leakage under, I called GM 1800 number they told me I have to go to a Chevrolet dealer for a diagnostic, I call this jupiter Chevrolet dealer I spoke with anthony, he told me he will give me an estimate for the repairs, he said I have to pay the diagnostic between 90-100 dollars, I told him, my car has the same symptoms of the recall, he asked for the last 8 digits of my VIN number and he said, my car was not in recall, I told him but is a 2006 Saturn Ion I have a fuel leak, my fuel is dripping, I cant drive my car like that, it's unsafe, well he told me if my car is not in recall I have to repair my car on my own, I don't understand, my car has the symptoms of the recall, and the dealer doesn't want to do anything" they will do something when my car is on fire" please help me, thank you very much. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #18

May 302011

Ion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that there was a crack in the fuel pump, resulting in a strong odor of fuel inside of the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where the fuel pump was replaced. The failure mileage was 79,000. Updated 08/11/11 updated 08/29/11

- Rutland, MA, USA

problem #17

Sep 142010

Ion

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that there was a fuel leak from the fuel pump area. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact told that the vehicle was not included in recall 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump) and would be responsible for repair costs. The contact called the manufacturer and verified the information the dealer stated. The failure mileage was approximately 78,000.

- Middleton, CO, USA

problem #16

Oct 082010

Ion 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2006 Saturn Ion. Consumer states vehicle is leaking gas from the fuel pump the consumer was informed his vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Northwood, IA, USA

problem #15

Aug 202010

Ion

  • miles
NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000. Fuel leakage. I had the same exact problem with my 2006 Saturn Ion but yet it is not covered under the recall due to it being registered in Colorado. I had to replace the part myself at $400. I saved the original fuel pump just in case you decide to add Colorado to the recall list for this. Why would the same exact problem that is listed in the recall not be covered due to a different state. I think this is unfair.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

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problem #14

Aug 202010

Ion

  • 26,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion 2. the contact stated that the fuel pump was leaking. The contact was told there is a recall for the fuel pump on the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The VIN was not accepted. The failure mileage was 26,500 and the current mileage was 27,432.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #13

Aug 262010

Ion

  • 29,750 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. While the vehicle was parked, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel outside of the vehicle. Also, she observed fuel leaking from the fuel tank onto the ground. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump); however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact scheduled an appointment with an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The failure mileage was approximately 29,750.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #12

Aug 092007

Ion 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
NHTSA # 09V41900. My 2006 Ion had this exact issue and I had to repair at my own cost because I live in Maryland. My car was leaking fuel as described in this recall. It's the same car with the same defective part, but I wasn't eligible for the recall repair. This is an outrage!! why should it matter what state I live in" if it is supposedly related to temperature extremes, the East coast has been abnormally hot this year. It still shouldn't matter. I had to get it repaired because I needed my car. I should be reimbursed by GM for this repair. Didn't my tax dollars assist in the GM bailout????" I have contacted my senator, my state's attorney general and my personal attorney. There is simply no argument as to why this money shouldn't be refunded to me. Please reply. Updated IVOQ 12/22/10

- Greensboro, MD, USA

problem #11

Jul 122010

Ion

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel inside of the vehicle. The failure would occur at any given speed; and when the vehicle was stationary. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they stated the failure was related to the fuel pump. The contact experienced similar failures as mentioned in the recall defect under the NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle was not repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #10

Jul 132010

Ion

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. While the vehicle was being service by a local mechanic, the contact was advised that the vehicle exhibited a fuel leak. The contact stated he had previously smelled gasoline intermittently from the rear of the vehicle but did not inspect further. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000: Fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump) but was advised by the dealer that his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 91,000.

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #9

May 152010

Ion

  • 53,000 miles

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

Smell of gas coming from the car. Upon further investigation supply/return line from top of fuel pump has developed a crack. Replaced fuel pump to resolve issue. There is a recall already for this however it's only effecting 2 states. NHTSA id: 09V419000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 032010

Ion

  • 49,000 miles
2006 Saturn Ion, 49000 mi. Fuel pump leak. NHTSA campaign # 09V419000. No dealers are aware of this GM recall # 090226. How long is it going to take to start getting reimbursements? repairs are over $600.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 222009

Ion

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. A mechanic at a local repair facility repaired the fuel tank at an expense of $310., due to a crack. Several weeks after the repair she smelled a strong odor of gasoline. The vehicle was taken back to the repair facility for inspection. The technician was in the process of repairing the fuel pump plastic seal. She was advised that her vehicle identification number was excluded from recall # 09V419000(fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The failure mileage was 43,000. The current mileage was 46,000.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 102009

Ion

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. She began to smell a strong odor of gasoline emanating from the vehicle. She took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The technician stated that she would have to repair the fuel pump seal at an expense of $730. No repairs were made. She filed report number 7178545357 with the manufacturer. A representative stated that her VIN was not included in recall number 09V41900 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The failure and the current mileages were 84,000.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 132009

Ion

  • 50,482 miles
Fuel pump leaking on 2006 Saturn Ion as described in campaign id 09V419000 GM recall 090226. GM and Saturn would not cover this as stated in the report for the exact same problem. I only received a discount on the part. Fuel pump and fuel fitter replaced.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 022009

Ion

  • 55,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion 3. while parked she smelled a strong odor of fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the fuel pump line. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for the replacement of the fuel pump. The failure mileage was 55,200. The current mileage was 55,778.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 192009

Ion

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. She smelled a strong odor of fuel in and outside of the vehicle. Upon further inspection she noticed a puddle of gasoline outside of the fuel tank. Her vehicle identification number was excluded from recall campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline;delivery;fuel pump). The vehicle was in the process of being towed to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure mileage was 71,000. The current mileage was 72,500.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 282009

Ion

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn ion2. The contact stated after parking the vehicle he notice there was fuel leak all around the vehicle. After checking his vehicle and speaking with a technician he was told the failure occurred from his fuel pump leaking and needed to be replaced. He went to a dealer to purchase the fuel pump. The fuel pump was not available and had to be ordered he did not notify the manufacture as yet in regards to the fuel leak. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 202009

Ion

  • 47,885 miles
Smell of gas at back of car on passenger side. Took vehicle to have oil changed and they found gasoline leaking. Saturn dealership pointed out one of the fuel lines had cracked. I bought the car 2 months before the problem was discovered. Had to replace the entire fuel pump assembly. This was a recall on the 2004 Ion. Did they really fix the problem from the 2004 or does the 2006 have the same problem. Phone interview (August 4, 2009): The complainant indicated that the fuel tank had not been removed previously as far as she knows. The repair invoice indicates that the fuel pump was leaking and was replaced.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

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