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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,413 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Saturn Sky electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Saturn Sky Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 062015


  • 20,100 miles


This is in reference to the faulty air bag sensor in the seats of the Saturn Sky's and Pontiac solstice. A known defect in the air bag sensor in the seats is leading to an expensive fix for GM owners. The "service air bag" light illuminates due to a faulty craftsmanship in the seat sensor. This could possibly cause the airbag system to not function properly. It is a widespread problem with these cars and really started to take place for a lot of people after the ignition recall. The replacement part and labor is costing around $900 for the repair of one seat when the parts can be ordered form germany for around $80. GM knows and really needs to address this issue before this malfunction causes some type of bodily harm.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #4

Apr 012014

Sky 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Saturn Sky. Consumer writes in regards to ignition and start switch recall parts issue. The consumer called the dealer three time, only to be told the parts were not available, but they had been ordered. The consumer referenced recalls 14V047000 and 14V171000.

- Carmi, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
First incident happen when I arrived at work. I got into a parking place and shifted the car into park. Then went to shut off the car by turning the key. The key would not turn and so I could not turn my car off. I had to cut the car off by opening the hood and taking the fuel pump fuse out to shut it off. The key would turn to turn it off but not off. Took it to a GM dealership and got it replaced. Not cheap. No warranty. An inconvenience. Second incident happen as my girlfriend got into my 2009 Saturn Sky on the passenger side into the seat. The service airbag light glowed into the display and has been on since. Now when I have someone ride with me they will not have an airbag to keep them safe in the event of a crash etc. It cost way too much to get it repaired. I took it to the same GM dealer I did that fixed my key stuck in ignition for me and just for them to look at it'll cost $100 even if I know what has to be done. The seat will have to be taken apart and a new airbag sensor module will have to be installed. Total cost: $850-$1,100. And yet now recall. GM needs to take responsibility for both these issues. They are both major safety issues. Airbag sensor module is made in germany but no more info. On them. All Saturn Sky owners have experienced this and even if we do spend the outrages amount of money to fix it both problems can and have happen again to Saturn Sky owners.

- Bastrop, LA, USA

problem #2

Jul 052013


  • 51,895 miles
At start up after turning on the A/C the radiator/condenser cooling fan assembly malfunctioned causing the fan to "lock-up". the vehicle began to over heat and the fan assembly began smoking. I'm glad I noticed this at start up and not in normal driving in wich the vehicle could blow up causing injury or fatality to myself and/or others near the vehicle. Yet another safety issue with my Saturn Sky!

- Bastrop, LA, USA

problem #1

Mar 112010


  • 40,070 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Sky. The contact stated that the air bag system malfunctioned during hot weather. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times; however, they were unable to diagnose the failure. The contact stated that the electrical system caused the air bags to malfunction and other components such as the cruise control, air conditioner/heating system, and fog lights. If the vehicle was involved in a crash the air bags may not deploy. The contact stated that this was a major safety issue that the manufacturer should address. The failure mileage was 40,070. Updated 03/24/11

- Rosamond, CA, USA

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