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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2004 Saturn L300 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 Saturn L300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162009

L300 6-cyl

  • miles

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

My wife and I own a 2004 Saturn L300. My wife is the primary driver and she reported seeing a wisp of smoke coming from the steering column. We took it to the Saturn dealership and they said it was an electrical short. A couple of weeks later my wife reported the same wisp of smoke. We took it back to the dealership to have them repair it again. The second time they repaired it, the turn signal would not turn off when the wheel was turned. Also, the wisp of smoke is back again. This will be the third time into the dealership for the same problem. I am concerned because I don't want it to start a fire while it is being driven. This does not include the other issues including the power steering rack failing, the water pump failing, and the plenum failing. The car only has 46,000 miles on it and my wife has put about 13,000 in 27 months.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Aug 122007

L300

  • miles
The low coolant light blinked on my 2004 L300 Saturn in late June 2007. I took it to the service station to have the coolant level checked. The service manager said it was a little low but not by much. After he put more coolant in, the signal cleared for over a month before it came back on again in early August. I took it back again and the service manager suggested that there might be a leak. The signal came on shortly after this visit and remained on for a duration of 30 minutes, which prompted me to make a detour and head to Saturn to have it checked out. I took it to Saturn and they informed me that I had an oil cooler leak. It cost me $802 to repair. The car only has 33,000+ miles on it, and I get it serviced according to Saturn's maintenance schedule for this vehicle.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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