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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,373 miles

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2005 Saturn Relay transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Saturn Relay Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 122007

Relay 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Purchased S 2005 Saturn Relay in April 06. Since day one things have been wrong, brake rotors warped, axel broken, interior parts needing replacement and now it is in the shop for weeks for transmission problems. I have a file open with Saturn and they are not helpful. I have 6 kids 5 of which drive in the car quite a bit and I feel the car is unsafe. The dealer admitted to not knowing what to do with the vehicles transmission. I have no idea what's being done to my vehicle they said they will notify me when they make progress.

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 072006

Relay 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,746 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle rolled slightly backward on an incline while moving foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal. One dealer determined this was normal and another determined a recent design change was the cause. Updated 5/2/2006 -

- Walkerton, IN, USA

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