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2007 Saturn Ion steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems

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CarComplaints.com Notes: With the 2007 model year we finally get to bid adieu to a car famous for poor safety marks, a dangerously defective ignition and power steering that would work … sometimes.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,268 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Saturn Ion steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 212008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,780 miles


TL - the contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. Since purchasing the vehicle a thumping sound has been coming from the steering column. The steering became very tight and hard when making a right turn. When making a left turn the steering was very easy. When taken to a dealer the diagnosis was that the complete steering column needs to be replaced. The contact filed a complaint with General Motors and the reference number is 716555540051. The current mileage was 45,780. Kg updated 10/03/08 updated 10/15/08.

- Locust Grove, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 172006

Ion 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6 miles
Upon purchase of vehicle, over driveway slopes, or other road bumps vehicle has loud popping and clunking noise. Vehicle also has popping noise and feeling under feet of driver and passenger while steering at stand still or while driving...vehicle when experiencing road hazards that cause braking action while steering locks up and jolts forward causing loss of control of vehicle for random time amounts. All of these problems have been reported to dealer, taken in for repairs, (3X) each time I have been told problem is fixed, problem can not be duplicated. I drive vehicle home and the problem is either partially better for a couple weeks or not better at all. During the time that vehicle was partially better for a couple of weeks a strut mount was replaced on a vehicle with only 9,000 miles (after the 2nd attempt to discover issue) 3rd attempt only had a steering issue addressed, (I shaft dry and binding) however this has only partially solved the problem. Vehicle still pops, clunks and has issue with loss of control over unexpected road hazards while braking.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 052007

Ion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that when he removed his hands from the steering wheel, the vehicle pulled to the left. The failure occurs while driving between 2-60 mph. The dealer aligned the steering wheel but, after the repair was made, the vehicle began pulling to the right. The failure mileage was 17 and current mileage was 2,058.

- Fontana , CA, USA

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