2004 Saturn Ion
CarComplaints.com Notes: Ahh, the 2004 Saturn Ion: defective transmission, deadly ignition switch, temperamental power steering and a cheap plastic exterior that won’t protect you in a crash. What more could you want?
The 2004 Ion was part of GM’s massive ignition switch recall where it was revealed they waited 10 years – and let 13 people die – before doing anything about it. It also features GM’s now infamous VTi continuously variable transmission. Let me tell you, the only thing the VTi did continuously was fail on its owners. GM scrapped it after only two model years.
2004 Saturn Ion Electrical Problems
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- Won't Turn Over, Engine Won't Start4
- Alarm System Not Working Properly1
- NHTSA: Electrical System229
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Ignition47
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Ignition: Switch44
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Ignition: Anti-Theft: Control ...14
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Ignition: Module6
- NHTSA: Electrical System: 12v/24v/48v Battery3
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Starter Assembly2
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Horn1
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Instrument Cluster/Panel1
- NHTSA: Electrical System: Wiring1
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