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NHTSA — Electrical System: Alternator/Generator/Regulator Problems


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

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2005 Saturn Relay electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Saturn Relay Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 162005

Relay 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 750 miles


Headlights, dash lights and interior lights go dim/bright/dim/bright etc. At night when acceleration with foot or with use of cruse control. Notified Saturn and also dealer. They both said this is a characteristic of the Relay. Dealer also said they had the same proiblem with the L series. Saturn nor dealer have attempted to talk directly to me or fix it despite E-mails, letters, phone calls. I worry that an 18 wheeler might think I am flashing him that it is ok to pull over to the right. This is a dangerous situation and the new 05 Saturn Relay should not have been released for sale to the public if they had the same problem last year with the L series. Check "" for same complaints on the L series.

- Brownsville, TN, USA

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