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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,333 miles

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2002 Saturn SL miscellaneous problems

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2002 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012011

SL 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Key comes out freely while car is in drive and key does not need to be in the ignition once car is started. Engine will randomly stall.

- Island Lake, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 202005

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Antenna connector (holder) fails on a 2002 Saturn SL1 with 42K miles on it radio wouldn't receive fm reception over 30 miles! had factory put back in and no difference thought radio was bad not the case! removed holder which was difficult to do took 5 hours removing and putting a new one in cost $44 for part dealer refused to pay for it! spent $50 removing radio and re-installing radio! antenna connector (holder) had salt build up in it!

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012006

SL 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
My car has a lot of problems. The steering system has been replaced 2 times. The climate blower motor has been replaced 2 times. It has broken down 2 times. This car is a lemon and GM will do nothing to help with any problems I have.. they just give me the run around. And my windshield wiper system has been replaced 1 time.. which still never corrected the problem.. the speed of the wipers when on high are slower then most cars resulting in poor vision. The air bags never went off when I got in to a head on collision at 45 mph.. this has to be the worst car out there.

- Howell, MI, USA

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