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72,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1996 Saturn SC1 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1996 Saturn SC1 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 132002

(reported on)


  • 72,000 miles


I had my oil changed about two weeks ago and two days ago, my oil light went on. When I checked it, it was bone dry. So I added 1 quart and took it back to the Unocal 76 gas station at Bullard/Fresno for the idiots to check out. They just added another quart and said keep and eye on it and bring it back if it continued to lose oil - duh! So yesterday I was driving home and my engine got hot, which has NEVER happened before in the six years I've owned it. So I parked it and checked my coolant this morning (aren't they supposed to do that when they change the oil? Obviously they didn't!). When I checked it there was sludge/mud in my coolant resevoir!!!! Now I have to have it towed to the dealer and wait by the phone for them to tell me what's wrong and how much it's going to cost me!

- , Fresno, CA, USA

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