NHTSA — Equipment: Electrical: Radio/Tape Deck/Cd Etc. Problems

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CarComplaints.com 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Saturn Ion accessories - interior problems

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2006 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 092009


  • 55,200 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Ion. When the vehicle was stationary, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and the technician stated the failure was contributed to a crack in the fuel tank line. The fuel pump was replaced by an independent mechanic. The contact had concerns of a potential safety hazard. The failure mileage was 55,200 and the current mileage was 55,595. Updated 12/07/09. The dealer also fixed the front window that had dropped into the door, a cracked speaker and dome light. Updated 12/08/09.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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