Accelerator Pedal Sensor Malfunctioning Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague Notes: When it comes to the 2006 Ion, the biggest questions are: what big problem is going to pop up next? And how long until GM chooses to address it?

The 2006 Ion has a defective ignition switch that gave owners fits. Their keys would get stuck in the ignition, the engine wouldn’t shut off or in some cases it would shut off at the most dangerous time. The ignition was eventually recalled as part of one of the largest recalls of all-time , but it took GM 10 years to do it. Then there’s this car’s temperamental power steering which is prone to stop working randomly while driving. It too was eventually recalled, even if GM took their sweet time about it.

Lastly, it turns out a car built with plastic doors, fenders and bumpers – while fun for a game of “shopping cart bocce” – is horrible for safety.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
94,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2006 Saturn Ion accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2006 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012011

Ion 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


I have a 2006 Saturn Ion 2, with approximately 94,000 mles. Ever since I have bought the car, at random times, the low engine power light comes on with the check engine light. This means that I have to turn the car off and wait about 10 minutes and restart the car. Before, it would happen just once in a great while. Now, I can not drive it once w/o it happening and it's becoming dangerous. One time recently that it happened, it was 2 freeways merged together and I nearly got hit.

The code that it throws is that it is the accelerator pedal senor and it has been replaced 6 times. This last time that we replaced it was the first time that we had to pay for it. And when it didn't work, my husband had the charging system checked out and it showed a bad alternator so we had this replaced, and low and behold that didn't work.

I'm at my wits end.. The dealer (the only certified Saturn service in a 250 mile radius) only wants to replace the sensor again (keep in mind it's been less than a week since it was alst replaced and they want me to pay for a new one.. blood h*ll I just paid for this one) I can't find anyone willing to do what it takes to figure this out. I can't afford to keep throwing money away on it nor can I afford to replace the car..

- cadydid, Wellington, KS, US

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