Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems Notes: The Outlook has reached the end of its production and to show how much they care, Saturn has made no major changes for its final year.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,756 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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2010 Saturn Outlook Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 052016


  • 11,500 miles


Headlights wire harnesses burnt

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012015

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 84,170 miles
Melted low beam headlight wiring harness. Bulbs have been replaced numerous times and now there is no low beam headlights at all.

- Mill Creek, OK, USA

problem #3

Nov 012012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Recently my headlights have been burning out regularly. I have one go out each month while driving on the highway. This creates a persistent safety problem and is expensive to repair. The 2010 Outlook requires the removal of the front wheels and wheel wells to replace the bulb. I understand from some research that there is a general problem with the wiring harness.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

May 302010


  • 48,108 miles
Headlights in Saturn Outlook 2010 failed. Problem with wiring assembly. Smell of electrical fire (no flame, just smell). Followed with visual inspection to see components in back of headlamp scorched. Very expensive to service with no apparent root cause addressed.

- Oak Hill, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182010


  • 55,000 miles
Melting of headlight wiring harness, this is the second incident on same vehicle.

- Georgetown, CO, USA

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