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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles

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2005 Saturn Relay fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Saturn Relay Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232013


  • 110,000 miles


The first time I was parked and the van would not start. I was told it might be the fuel pump. I had the van tow to a service center. They said it was the fuel Relay. I paid to have the fuel Relay replaced. A few days later same thing happened again. The van would not start. This time we thought it was the battery or spark plugs. I paid to have a new battery, new spark plugs, spark plug cables. A few days later I was leaving from work and the van would not start again. I had it tow and they said it might be the fuel pump. They were going to replaced the fuel pump but then noticed the wires located on the passenger side of the van. The mechanic wiggled the wires and the van started. A few weeks later I was driving down the road doing about 50 and the van just lost power. It was as if it ran out of gas. I was able to safely pull over and had the van towed again. After this several times, while driving the van will act as if it ran out of gas. I have been very lucky I have not been in an accident...yet. I have to get out of the van, go to the passenger side and wiggle the wires located under the glove compartment of the van.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122012


  • 100,000 miles
Fuel read a little less than 1/4 of a tank. Driving 40 mph down the street, engine stopped. Would not start. Towed home. Put gas in it and it started. Happened again on Dec 20. Driving 70mph on the interstate. Fuel gauge at 1/4 tank. Engine stopped. Put 2 gallons of gas in and it started. Fuel sensor was replaced in spring of 2010 by an authorized GM dealer[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Slidell, LA, USA

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