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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,161 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2007 Saturn Outlook Owner Comments

problem #4

May 222013

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


It jerks really hard around 50-60mph about 10 times a week. About every other day, within the first quarter mile from my beginning destination, and before reaching a speed of 30mph, my 07 Outlook jerks really hard, the check engine light comes on, and it will not shift down.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #3

Apr 242012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
1) car no longer shifts out of first gear (automatic transmission). 2) car continues to run for up to 30 seconds when the key is removed. Dealer states that a water leak beginning at the sunroof leaks water onto the fuse area in the engine compartment causing failures requiring a fuse box replacement. The vehicle has had leaks leaving water on the headliner, front seats, front driver and front passenger floors in the past all repaired by the dealer under warranty. Dealer charges so far are $500 to repair the leak, $500 to replace the fusebox, and still not sure any of those repairs have resolved the two initial issues.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 182010

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 25,644 miles
We bought the car Jan 8 of 2010 and was still under full warranty- after the first month I brought into Saturn and told them of all issues. They said they got it all fixed in June of 2010 brought it in again for basically same issues and they said they fixed everything again and were also closing down that day so were hurrying me out the door. After that had same issues (especially steering wheel and engine problems, oil leaks, along with electrical problems) and we were directed to go Chevy since Saturn was gone. Expressed to them same issues with steering wheel etc. They also fixed a recall on the electrical system. And fixed power steering pump that was broke two months later had same issues with steering and engine and airbag sensor and brought it again and they also fixed another recall, in the headlamp. (we have all documents) now the whole transmission is out and oil leaks again so since it still under power train they are fixing them but GM will not approve them to fix the steering column that needs to be replace nor the airbag sensor issue. We have called them everyday and sent them over all our paperwork the last two years showing that the steering column and airbag sensor have been an issue since before our full warranty was up. I just want my car to be safe and feel like I am in a death trap and still owe a lot of money on it. It is a total lemon and I am stuck with it these issues were from the start when the car was still under full warranty.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 292010

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
For the 2007 Saturn Outlook ( similar to GM arcadia) during normal rain or wet road conditions (nothing extreme) water from the front passenger side wheel splashes onto the belt and drive pulleys causing the belt to slip. The slippage result in lose of power steering, power from generator...... this has happen while driving straight and while attempting to pull out on to a road way from a stop. This happens during almost every wet driving condition. Example: Normal rain and wet road condition, wife and child are pulling out on to 4 lane divided highway, the belt starts slipping, squeals, warning messages flash, the Outlook makes it into the lane, but with out power steering my wife had to drive straighten across both lanes and stop in the grass median. When you picture this incident, you have to picture the tractor trailer truck and other vehicle approaching. Then my wife and child are somewhat trapped / stranded in our Saturn Outlook sitting in the median of US70. She stopped the engine, and after a few restarts the slippage stopped enough to allow her to drive to a near-by parking lot. After allowing the engine to run and doing some test circles in the parking lot, the extreme slippage did not return. During her drive home, the belt did occasionally slip but not to the extreme of losing electrical power, cooling, and power steering. Since being scared in that life endangering situation of not being able to turn the vehicle with other traffic approaching, we conducted a simple google or internet search that showed that other Saturn Outlook owners have reported similar events - some resulting in accidents.

- Clayton, NC, USA

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