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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Control Module (Tcm, Pcm) Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,758 miles

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2003 Saturn L200 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Saturn L200 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,758 miles


Problems with vehicle's power steering system. Consumer noticed the failure when driving off the lot but thought I was due to cold weather. Later she learned the rack and pinion needed to be replaced due to fluid leaking. After the repair, consumer started hearing grinding noise when turning. On 10/08/03, the consumer learned the steering pump had to be replaced. After picking up the vehicle on this date, consumer heard more noises. This time it was a air pocket in the steering fluid. In addition, the automatic climate control system fails to work as designed. It's programmed at 87 degrees when its cold outside. Instead of heat, it would blow warm then cold air. The computer was reprogrammed and the problem became worst than at first. There were countless other problems with this vehicle.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

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