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NHTSA — Structure Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,250 miles

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2009 Saturn Outlook body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Saturn Outlook Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232012

Outlook 6-cyl Diesel

  • 40,000 miles


There was a leak that soaked the front passenger floor. Entire electrical system ultimately failed. Initially car continued to run with the key removed. Subsequent attempts to start vehicle resulted in key stuck in ignition and inability to start engine; battery only shows output of 4 volts!!!

- Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 032011

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 28,500 miles
I have a 2009 Saturn Outlook with approximately 28K miles. It has leaks in the front passenger compartment. Recently the car would not turn off and the power would decrease and then surge back to normal. I am afraid to drive a car that accelerates unpredictably. We have had other electrical issues like engine lights coming on for no reason. The dealer can't recreate the problem but they don't try using water (hose or rain). I see many other people on the internet are complaining of similar problems with these cars. Please call me at [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakton, VA, USA

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