NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,086 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172007

Ion 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,086 miles


Driving down "grand ave" in stop and go traffic speeds from 0 to 25 on and off. Traffic started moving and then came to a complete stop like normal. Stepped on brakes, they went all the way to the floor and my Saturn Ion did not stop, it was like they gave out on me. Had fender binder with car in front of me. No damage to their Jeep, I have taken to autobody solutions by Saturn and will have the following replaced: Bumper cover, absorber, impact bar, light corner cover, car cover, flex additive and the following repaired: Frame set up & measure, buff, tint color. When I told them the brakes gave out on me, that they went all the way to the floor and I did not slow down that there is nothing wrong with your brakes as your driving fine now. If they gave out on you, they still would not be working.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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