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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

2007 Saturn Ion (Page 5 of 5)

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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,196 miles

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2007 Saturn Ion fuel system problems

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2007 Saturn Ion Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #17

Jul 252012

Ion 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles

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

I noticed that my car would not turn over like normal. Then I began to smell gas and lose mileage. I looked up similar recalls on this site but I did not get such a mailing.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #16

Sep 082010

Ion

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The contact mentioned that after inspecting the vehicle he noticed that there was a fuel leak. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #15

Aug 182012

Ion

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion 3. the contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnose that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that the vehicle qualified for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000(fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump), however repairs or a refund were denied due to the state where the vehicle resided. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 109,000 and the current mileage was 109,654.

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

problem #14

Aug 152012

Ion

  • 95,358 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken for state inspection when the contact was made aware the fuel pump was leaking fuel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated the fuel pump and the fuel tank seal would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 95,358.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #13

Aug 272012

Ion 4-cyl

  • miles
My daughter smelled gas while driving her car. She took it to my mechanic who said that her fuel pump was defective but that her vehicle had a safety recall issued for the same problem. The mechanic printed out the recall notice (safety recall 09226). I took the vehicle to the authorized dealer and they would not honor the recall because the VIN was not on the list. Can Saturn certify that they never did any parts swaps between factories?

- Kettering, OH, USA

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problem #12

Aug 012012

Ion

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that as the engine was starting, fuel leaked from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the VIN failed to qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number : 09V419000 ( fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 46,000 and the current mileage was 47,000.

- Pomona, TN, USA

problem #11

Aug 212012

Ion 4-cyl

  • 144,000 miles

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

Vehicle exhibits the exact same issue described below, but because I do not live in these states, my vehicle is not covered under this recall. I fear that my vehicle could start on fire any day now and GM will not care. This is a serious safety hazard to not only me, but other drivers as well. A fuel leak is a serious issue that I feel should not be ignored. General Motors is recalling certain model year 2006 Chevrolet cobalt and Saturn Ion vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Arizona and Nevada; and model year 2007 Chevrolet cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Saturn Ion vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada and Texas. The plastic supply or return port on the modular reservoir assembly may crack. If either of these ports develops a crack, fuel will leak from the area. If the crack becomes large enough, fuel may be observed dripping onto the ground and vehicle performance may be affected.

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

problem #10

Aug 172012

Ion

  • 88,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump had developed a leak and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 88,600.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #9

Nov 162011

Ion 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
2007 Saturn Ion 3 manual sedan 1.) fuel pump delivery system recall and has been repaired after a serious fuel leak was detected. 2.)purge flow solenoid- engine light came on after the pump delivery system was detected but was not repaired because it was not included in recall. Car gets very little gas mileage because the fuel to oxygen ratio being off. Every time I go to the gas station I cannot get my car to start. It doesn't matter if I have half of a tank of gas or almost on empty. It takes several tries and only starts after I rev the engine because the fuel to oxygen ratio and the fuel pump floods my car as soon as the fuel pump is engaged. I know that after this happens so many times that it will cause the starter to burn up in my car. 3.) ignition switch- cannot turn key on as if the steering wheel is locked/ cannot turn key off/ take key out and car is still running! disconnect battery to shut the car off. 4.) electronic power steering- acts as if the power steering has a short. While driving with speeds as little as 15mph in a residential neighbor hood or 70mph on the interstate. The power steering light comes on and all power steering is lost and becomes almost impossible to drive. After shutting the car off and restarting the car the power steering works but shortly after it fails again. This happens every time I drive my car. The first time this happened I was on an exit ramp on the interstate with a very sharp curve. I could barely control the vehicle. Needless to say my children are no longer allowed to ride in this car until it is repaired.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #8

Aug 062012

Ion

  • 71,214 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump had developed a crack and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on recall NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 71,214.

- Springfield , PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 022012

Ion

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact was driving 20 mph when the fuel tank failed, causing the vehicle to become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was a crack in the fuel tank, which was leaking. The interior of the vehicle was filled with gasoline fumes. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified who advised the contact to take to the dealer for further assistance. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #6

Jul 072012

Ion

  • 103,479 miles
The contact owns 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the contact smelled fuel inside of the vehicle and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The dealer stated that the fuel module was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact was also informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The dealer replaced the fuel module. The failure mileage was 103,479.

- Clementon, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 072012

Ion

  • 42,000 miles
I discovered that my car had a crack in the fuel pump after smelling fuel and noticing that I had lost fuel. After taking it to get looked at, the mechanic said there was a recall on this problem. When looked into further, however, the recall is only good for cars manufactured in or currently registered to a few states located in the South. After researching the recall and reading the summaries, though, my scenario is exactly the same as the summary provided. My car has a title from Ohio and is currently registered in Ohio. It doesn't make sense that only cars in certain states are allowed the recall. If weather is the deciding factor, Ohio's weather for the past couple of weeks, when this problem started, has been hitting 100 degrees. I am very dissatisfied with the recall stipulations and the limited information required.

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 072012

Ion

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, there was a strong odor of fuel inside of the vehicle. Upon reaching the destination, the contact noticed fuel leaking onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an unrelated problem. The technician stated that there was a faulty fuel module. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The dealer was notified and stated that the VIN was ineligible under the recall. In addition, the vehicle was not originally sold or registered in the states mentioned in the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Jul 092012

Ion

  • 70,324 miles
About 3 weeks ago, I started smelling gas each time I shut off my car. On Friday, my son noticed gas pouring from underneath the car. My stepson works for GMC. He removed the tank and informed me leakage was from fuel pump. He also informed me of a recall related to this matter. I contacted my local dealer and was informed the recall was VIN specific and my vehicle had no recall for same. I spoke with GMC and was told the same thing. I was advised to have diagnostics ran by local dealership, jeff wyler GMC, Buick, Pontiac. I was told the cost would be $93 until I made the appointment. Thereafter I was informed I would be charged hourly and the cost would be more than $93 if the gas tank had to be removed. I could have the car fixed for the cost of the diagnostic fee! I was further informed even if the issue with the car was related to recall #090226, GMC would not necessarily be responsible for covering cost of repairs as the recall was not for my car. I further noted that cars from others states where included regardless; however, Kentucky and Ohio were not included. I live in ky and purchased the car in Ohio. I'm not sure where the car was manufactured. I understand I might have to pay to have the car repair and have no issues doing same. I just want a fair determination as to whether my car should be included in the recall based on current problems and not based on a specific VIN number. How can GMC determine my car would not/does not have issues with regard to this recall simply based on a VIN number? any insight into this matter would be greatly appreciated.

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #2

Jun 082012

Ion

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the contact smelled gas fumes and noticed that the low fuel light was illuminated after refueling to half a tank. The vehicle was taken to the mechanic who determined the failure was that the fuel pump was defective since the time of manufacture. The vehicle was repaired by replacing the fuel pump. The manufacturer was not made aware. The approximate current and failure mileage was 70,000.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #1

May 012012

Ion

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that gasoline fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the fuel level was decreasing much faster than normal. The contact mentioned that there was a fracture in the supply line of the fuel module. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 127,000.

- Cave Junction , OR, USA

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