Wheelbearing Failure

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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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,150 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replacement (1 reports)
2006 Saturn Ion wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 212013

Ion LX 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 88,125 miles


Didn't like it that the wheel bearings didn't last over 88K miles..both sides.. And repairs ran over $600.00 as the replacement is a whole new hub assembly system..

Very disappointed the General motors/Chev/Saturn would let this problem continue in their product. As, I have checked out several complaints on this item and mfr....Might their need to be a recall? This is considered to be one of my most serious concerns when driving a vehicle..Will the damn wheel fall off or the brakes stop me safely? I still own the Saturn as it has given me very good service since I bought it new..And has required the usual maintenance associated at the needed mileage intervals.

- injun tom, Newblaine, AR, US

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