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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,084 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.

2005 Saturn Relay electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Saturn Relay Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 162015


  • 102,515 miles


Driving around 10 mph, car died. Took it to the shop and they said it was the ignition switch. Looked on GM website and there is a recall for this same problem, however not for the Relay. I believe there should be a recall for all Saturn! I am very lucky I was not driving on the freeway when this incident occurred.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 022013


  • 91,652 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Saturn Relay. The contact stated that the engine stalled and the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was shut off and once restarted, resumed normally for a half a mile before the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the ignition switch was replaced but to no avail. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer where the connector harness to the fuel pump was rewired and replaced. The contact indicated that the failure recurred after the second repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 91,652.

- Lealand , NC, USA

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